AudioDateDownLeftRightUpIconClosefacebookReportGallerySettingsGiftLanguageGridListMapMenunoAudionoPhotoPhotoPlayPlusSearchStartwitterUserVideo

Scarlet-headed Blackbird Amblyramphus holosericeus

Sections

The Scarlet-headed Blackbird is a striking and beautiful resident of reedbeds in northeastern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southeast Brazil, with a disjunct population in Bolivia. The head coloration of both sexes of this species seems to glow, and truly is one of the more spectacular sights of temperate South American marshes: it even impressed Theodore Roosevelt during his travels through the Brazilian Parana. Scarlet-headed Blackbirds sing from an emergent reed, where the loud, clear song can be heard. Scarlet-headed Blackbirds are generally uncommon throughout their range.

Help complete this species

There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. There's a role for everyone!

Learn more

Song

© Davis W Finch

Enlarge
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/schbla1