|Scarlet-headed Blackbird Amblyramphus
Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
These photos shows the long, slender and sharply pointed bill. This is used to hammer like a woodpecker on soft vegetable matter. It then "gapes" or opens its mandibles in the hole just made in order to extract any food that it may find.
|It is a wetland species inhabiting reed beds in
marshes. When seen they are most often perched on a stem as in these photos
There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 21
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.