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Blue-black Grosbeak

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Subspecies cyanoidesPhoto by Luis RBarinitas, Venezuela, September 2014
Subspecies cyanoides
Photo by Luis R
Barinitas, Venezuela, September 2014
Cyanoloxia cyanoides

Includes: Rothschild's Grosbeak

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[edit] Identification

Female or young male, subspecies cyanoidesPhoto by njlarsenSan Francisco Reserve, eastern Panama, January 2018
Female or young male, subspecies cyanoides
Photo by njlarsen
San Francisco Reserve, eastern Panama, January 2018

17–18·5 cm (6¾-7¼ in)
Male

  • Shiny blue-black overall plumage
  • Lighter blue rump
  • Brighter blue forehead and superciliary area

Female: dark brown overall plumage

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America: in)
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Subspecies concretaPhoto by JWN AndrewesCockscomb, Belize, March 2007
Subspecies concreta
Photo by JWN Andrewes
Cockscomb, Belize, March 2007

There are four subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. concreta:
  • C. c. toddi: (also known as caerulescens)
  • C. c. cyanoides:
  • C. c. rothschildii:

[edit] Habitat

Humid evergreen forest, thickets, and dense vegetation may also been seen in dry scrub.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their mostly vegetarian diet consists of seeds, from grass, bamboo, maize and rice.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

[edit] External Links

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