male; conical bill; blue-black plumage all over (Panama; 2008-06-15)

Blue-black Grassquit
Volatinia jacarina

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: male is a small seed-eater with a conical bill and an entirely blue-black plumage; female is dull brown all over; inhabits weedy fields and roadsides, usually in flocks.

dorsal view of male (Panama; 2008-06-15)

male in foreground with female behind (Panama; 2008-06-15)