Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Unicolored Blackbird - Agelasticus cyanopus

Order: Passeriformes (Oscines) - Family: Icteridae
Habitat: Marshes
All records since January 2014
Sounds

16 8 16 © Claudia Mon
Adult male
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Black. Long and pointed bill
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© Sergio Cusano
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Adult female
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© Jorge García Vicente
Slight eyebrow. Blackish auricular zone. Yellow underparts with flanks streaked black. Dorsal streaking and edgings to secondaries, chestnut. Black tail.
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© Nicolás Giorgio
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© Nicolás Giorgio
Breeding
Varillero negro/Unicolored Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Varillero negroP/Unicolored BlackbirdP© J. Simón Tagtachian
The nest is a big cup built from vegetal fibers tied to reeds, cattails, etc.
Juvenile male to adult
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian Varillero negroMJ/Unicoloured BlackbirdJM© Elsa y Guillermo
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© Sergio Cusano Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© Gustavo F. Brahamian
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Diet
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© Sergio Cusano
Frequently seen walking on floating vegetation.
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Pecks at stems, gapes it open to get to the prey. It feeds on insects, larvae, seeds, flowers
Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian Varillero negro/Unicoloured Blackbird© J. Simón Tagtachian
Look alikes
aves conflictivas copy
Spectacled Tyrant, Chestnut-capped Blackbird, Solitary Black Cacique, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Unicoloured Blackbird, Screaming Cowbird, Shiny Cowbird, White-lined Tanager and Variable Oriole
More photographic records since January 2013