Certainly the name comes from the dark, shiny black color with red and yellow painting on the wings of the males.
But if you don’t know the female of the red-winged bird you would not recognized her. Her brown and cream and not so shiny color is not as attractive as the male. But still the male is the one that look for her attention.
I enjoy this little details of life, these birds you can see them everywhere but do we stop to notice this things. The amazing creativity behind nature, is beauty in simplicity.