Scrub Blackbird Dives warczewiczi
Scrub Blackbird, Rio Silanche, Pichincha, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Ecuador and Peru

The Scrub Blackbird is distributed in western Ecuador and Peru. It is found in the drier areas of scrub, woodland, gardens and agricultural areas up to about 1,500 metres mainly.

Scrub Blackbird, Bosque de Pomac, Lambayeque, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image It is glossy black and forages mainly on the ground while perching frequently on trees.

Joseph Ritter von Rawicz Warszewicz was a Polish-Lithuanian botanist and one of the greatest orchid collectors. He collected in Peru and Ecuador in the 1850s.

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