Cuban Blackbird Ptiloxena atroviolacea
(aka Dives atroviolacea)
Cuban Blackbird, Santo Tomás, Zapata Swamp, Cuba, February 2005 - click on image for a larger view Cuba
February 2005

The Cuban Blackbird is endemic to Cuba where it is found in a variety of habitats. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is all black with a metallic sheen. The bill is longer than in other blackbirds found on Cuba and the upper mandible is slightly curved.

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