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shiny cowbird or melodius blackbird Costa rica

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Old Tuesday 12th March 2013, 12:35   #1
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shiny cowbird or melodius blackbird Costa rica

pic taken near Osa peninsula Costa Rica. Seems like to be a shiny cowbird ( rare in this country ) because others cowbirds have red eyes or must be a melodius blackbird ? thanks for help
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Old Tuesday 12th March 2013, 13:33   #2
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Looks good for shiny cowbird. They have become much more common in recent years.
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Old Tuesday 12th March 2013, 13:53   #3
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Here is an image from the gallery of the blackbird so that you can compare the bill shape: http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...p?photo=287287

And I agree that is what it looks like

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Old Tuesday 12th March 2013, 13:56   #4
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thanks, the bill of my bill is stronger. Must be shiny cowbird . the doubt was that shiny cowbird is normally rare in Costa Rica but seems like to be more and more frequent
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