Ultramarine Grosbeak Cyanocompsa brissonii

Ultramarine Grosbeak
Ultramarine Grosbeak
The Ultramarine Grosbeak comes from South America. It is of the Cardinal family (like the Northern Cardinal of North America) and is similar to the Blue-black Grosbeak of Central America.
Ultramarine Grosbeak male
Ultramarine Grosbeak female
The male plumage (above left) is blue with bright blue highlights and black wing-tips/tail; the female (above right) is a warm chestnut brown. Both have disproportionately large finch-like bills.
Ultramarine Grosbeak pair
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Ultramarine Grosbeak
The thick bills let them crack open tough seeds.
Ultramarine Grosbeak female
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Ultramarine Grosbeak hen
Ultramarine Grosbeak female
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Ultramarine Grosbeak male