|Ultramarine Grosbeak Cyanoloxia brissonii
(aka Passerina brissonii)
The Ultramarine Grosbeak is found in 3 disjunct areas: south-west Colombia, northern Venezuela and eastern Brazil through Bolivia and Paraguay into central Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It inhabits dense scrub such as chaco woodland and caatinga as well as thickets in semi-open areas.
|The female could be confused with the female Great-billed and Large-billed Seed-finches but their bills are
proportionately more massive and have a straight culmen whereas these birds have a curved culmen. The female is cocoa brown above and paler brown
The male is dark blue with paler blue on the forehead, supercilium and shoulders.
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