Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

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Adult male

Medium-sized blackbird with a full body, round head, and straight bill. Males are glossy black with a piercing yellow eye and a purple sheen on the head grading to greenish iridescence on the body.

Female

Medium-sized blackbird with fairly long legs and a rounded tail. Females are plain brown, darkest on the wings and tail, with a dark eye, though some females have a pale eye.

Female

Full-bodied blackbird with a straight bill. Females are plain brown, darkest on the wings and tail. Some show metallic greenish sheen on the back in the right light.

Adult male

Males glossy black with a piercing yellow eye and a purple iridescence on the head grading to blue-green iridescence on the body depending on lighting conditions.

Habitat

Found in open habitats, such as coastal scrub, grasslands, fields, meadows, lawns, golf courses, parks, and city streets.

Recommended Citation

Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/brebla