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Saffron-cowled Blackbird

Xanthopsar flavus

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Brightly colored blackbird. Males have a black nape and upper back; face, underparts, and rump are yellow tinged with orange. Note the black mask and the yellow shoulder patch. In females the black is replaced by brown. Closely linked to water; found in marshes and natural grasslands, where it mostly forages in flocks on the ground. Declining rapidly.

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