|Unicolored Blackbird Agelasticus
(aka Agelaius cyanopus, Chrysomus cyanopus)
Brazilian name: carretão
|Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
This bird is fairly common around marshes and ponds so the Pantanal is an ideal habitat.
The entirely glossy black male has a particularly long and slender bill which helps to identify it from the Chopi Blackbird.
|This immature shows the rufous-chestnut on the wings, the fading yellowish supercilium and the dirty yellow underparts.
There is an illustration of a sub adult male and a female on Sick, Plate 39