male; chestnut head; black body (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Chestnut-capped Blackbird
Chrysomus ruficapillus

Native Range: South America

Notes: male is distinctive with his chestnut head that contrasts (in good light) with black body; strong sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; note the sharply pointed sub-conical bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

chestnut is not always readily visible in poor light (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

female; drab olive-grey all over (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

male posing for a portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-09)