Shiny Cowbird

Other Names: none

Distribution: tropical South America and the Caribbean.

Shiny Cowbird range map

Description:

Size: 20-21 cm in length, weigihng 55-65 g.

Plumage: Males are purplish-black glossed with blue above and shiny purplish black below. Females are generally grayish brown, paler below. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Shiny Cowbird

Shiny Cowbird

Bill Shape
all-purpose
cone
Regions
alabama
florida
georgia
louisiana
maine
massachusetts
mississippi
new brunswick
north carolina
nova scotia
oklahoma
south carolina
tennessee
texas
virginia
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
Urban
Grasslands
Color
sheen
black
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
blackbirds (new world) and orioles - icteridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species