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Screaming Cowbird

Molothrus rufoaxillaris

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Medium-sized cowbird found at woodland edges, savannas, and agricultural areas. Both sexes are entirely black with a bluish iridescence, except for rufous feathers on the underwing, which are difficult to see. Similar to Shiny Cowbird, but has a thicker bill and lacks that species’ blue gloss.

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