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Blue Black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) An adult male Blue Black Grassquit sitting on a blade of grass. This photo, along with the previous one I posted was taken in a residential area, where I also saw many other species. The species of birds I saw in that small area included: Black Vultures, Short Tailed Hawk, Blue-Gray Tanagers, Palm Tanagers, Saffron Finches, Southern Lapwing, Smooth Billed Ani, Blue Black Grassquits, Striated Heron, Cattle Egret, White Winged Swallows, Green Rumped Parrotlets and Orange Winged Parrots. Animalia,Animals,Aves,Birds,Blue Black Grassquit,Blue black grassquit,Caribbean,Trinidad and Tobago,Volatinia jacarina Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Blue Black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)

An adult male Blue Black Grassquit sitting on a blade of grass. This photo, along with the previous one I posted was taken in a residential area, where I also saw many other species. The species of birds I saw in that small area included: Black Vultures, Short Tailed Hawk, Blue-Gray Tanagers, Palm Tanagers, Saffron Finches, Southern Lapwing, Smooth Billed Ani, Blue Black Grassquits, Striated Heron, Cattle Egret, White Winged Swallows, Green Rumped Parrotlets and Orange Winged Parrots.

    comments (4)

  1. Very well exposed, which can be hard to do for such a dark bird. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Thanks Ferdy! It actually has very little editing done on it, a minimal crop and small adjustments to achieve the original colours of the bird and grasses. Posted 4 months ago
  3. Phenomenal bird species count for a residential area, wonderful. Lovely bird and a smashing image. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks so much Ruth! Posted 4 months ago

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The blue-black grassquit is a small bird in the tanager family, Thraupidae. It was previously classified in the bunting and American sparrow family, Emberizidae. It breeds from southern Mexico through Central America, and South America as far as northern Chile, Argentina and Paraguay, and on Trinidad and Tobago. It is the only member of the genus ''Volatinia''.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded May 16, 2021. Captured May 14, 2021 17:27.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/664s
  • ISO400
  • 600mm