Blue-black grosbeak

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Blue-black grosbeak
Cyanocompsa cyanoides.jpg
Cyanocompsa cyanoides - female.jpg
Male (above) and female (below)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Cyanocompsa
Species: C. cyanoides
Binomial name
Cyanocompsa cyanoides

Cyanoloxia cyanoides

The blue-black grosbeak (Cyanocompsa cyanoides) is a species of songbird in the Cardinalidae family.

It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

The South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society places this species in genus Cyanoloxia. In addition, in 2018 the committee split the eastern lowland population into a new species, Amazonian grosbeak (Cyanoloxia rothschildii), leaving the reduced blue-black grosbeak inhabiting only Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.