June 22, 2015 – Chestnut-capped blackbird (Chrysomus ruficapillus)

These birds are found in eastern South America, Including parts of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay, and Uruguay. They feed on seeds, insects, and other invertebrates. Living in lowland marshes and reeds, these birds are often found near cultivated crops like rice, that can make up the majority of their diet. Though the males have a distinct coloration, the females are a much duller olive brown and are easily mistaken for female Shiny Cowbirds.

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