Melodious Blackbird

The adult Melodious Blackbird is a medium-sized icterid with a rounded tail. The male is 25.5 cm long and weighs 108 g. The slightly smaller female is 23 cm long and weighs 95 g. The adult plumage is entirely black with a bluish gloss, and the bill legs and feet are also black. The iris is brown. Females are identically plumaged to the males, but young birds are brownish black and lack iridescence. There are no subspecies.

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The Melodious Blackbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Melodious Blackbird, Dives dives, is a New World tropical icterid bird. It is a resident breeder from coastal eastern and southeastern Mexico to Costa Rica. Its range is expanding. El Salvador was colonised in the 1950s, and eastern Guatemala in the 1960s. Prior to 1989 there was only one Costa Rican record, but it is now easily seen at least as far south as San José, and it is expected to colonise Panama. More

The Melodious Blackbird inhabits a wide range of habitats, but avoids dense forest and thick undergrowth. It has adapted to human habitation and can be seen in gardens and on lawns. The Melodious Blackbird forages mainly on the ground for insects, but will also take nectar and ripening maize ears, as well as other plantstuffs such as the fruits of Gumbo-limbo (Bursera simaruba) and Trophis racemosa (Moraceae). More

Melodious Blackbird, a mouse and a grasshopper, and warned them of dire consequences if they continued to damage crops. The three animals were then released to spread the news. Source - eng55, fyapici, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes. Add Critique Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques. Discussions None You must be logged in to start a discussion. More

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The variable song of the Melodious Blackbird consists of several sharp whistled syllables, given in many different combinations. Many songs resemble the punctuated babbling of Star Wars' R2-D2. Song Measures: Most syllables found in the Melodious Blackbird's repertoire are pure-tone whistles, the majority of which are downslurred notes within a frequency range of 500 to 5000 Hz. More

Another Melodious Blackbird in background Sound characteristics Type Song Volume level Speed level Pitch both Length 0-3(s) Number of notes 4-6 Variable yes React Discuss this recording. More

The Melodious Blackbird lives in Coniferous Forest and Seashore. Answer verified with Get more facts and information about Melodious blackbird at More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Icteridae
Genus : Dives
Species : dives
Authority : (Deppe, 1830)