French: Vacher criard German: Rotachsel-Kuhstärling Spanish: Tordo chillón
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Male 20·3 cm, average 58 g; female 19·2 cm, average 48·8 g. Male is entirely black with bluish iridescence (ultraviolet reflectance slight), except for rufescent lesser... read more
Rather noisy, commonly vocalizing throughout year. Song, by perched male, a brief, piercing and... read more
Original habitat probably grassland near woodland edge, and open woodlands of many types,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, and seeds. Insects in stomach contents include beetles (of families Chrysomelidae and Scarabaeidae) and ants... read more
Season Oct–Mar in C Argentina. Apparently monogamous; male accompanies female constantly, pair-bond lasts a minimum of one or two... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally uncommon to common. Has more than doubled the extent of its range in the last 50 years, probably assisted by conversion of... read more
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