Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanoloxia cyanoides

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cardinalidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Drew Fitzgibbon and Nicholas L. Block


Conservation Status

Blue-black Grosbeak is listed as Least Concern by BirdLife International (2018) because it has an extremely large range, although the population is believed to be in decline.

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little short-term direct effect on Blue-black Grosbeak, other than the local effects of habitat destruction. Given that this species tolerates disturbed habitats, such as forest edges and taller second growth, it may even benefit, locally, from human activities, such as a low level of clearing for subsistence agriculture. In the longer term, however, Blue-black Grosbeak potentially is vulnerable to widespread habitat loss.

Recommended Citation

Fitzgibbon, D. and N. L. Block (2018). Blue-black Grosbeak (Cyanoloxia cyanoides), version 2.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.