large-bodied; all glossy-black plumage (Mexico; 2011-03-16)

Melodious Blackbird
Dives dives

Native Range: Middle America

Notes: a large grackle-like blackbird that is unusual among blackbird species in that it is very vocal and often issues a beautiful and song from whence its name derives.

assuming a funny posture (Mexico; 2011-03-16)

quite grackle-like overall (Mexico; 2009-01-02)