male; shiny blue-black in good light (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Molothrus bonairiensis
Molothrus bonairiensis

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of other bird species, sometimes removing a host egg during the process; sexually dimorphic in plumage.

frontal view of male; unicolored all over (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

female; plain brownish all over (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

male showing his shiny color and red iris (Dominican Republic; 2006-12-13)

female; plain brownish all over (Dominican Republic; 2006-12-13)

male in poor light (Dominican Republic; 2006-12-13)

male in better light (Dominican Republic; 2006-12-13)