adult male; glossy black; note yellow eye (California, USA; 2008-01-13)

Brewer's Blackbird
Euphagus cyanocephalus

Native Range: North America

Notes: dark (male glossy black, female grey) with a pointy bill; walks rather than hops; often found in association with humans, e.g. in urban parks or frequenting sidewalks near cafes.

female, strutting her stuff (California, USA; 2006-06-17)

adult female; dark eye, drab grey-brown (California, USA; 2007-09-23)

female (California, USA; 2006-06-17)

female or perhaps juvenile (California, USA; 2008-12-24)

adult male walking; glossy black sheen (California, USA; 2008-12-24)

male in courtship display (California, USA; 2009-01-10)