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Glaucous-blue Grosbeak - BirdForum Opus

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Alternative name: Indigo Grosbeak

Photo © by Jamfaraco
Lages-SC, Brazil, December 2006
Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea


14 cm
Male is not really Indigo but a paler blue color, while the female is mostly reddish brown. Notice shape and size of the dark bill.

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Larger than an Indigo Bunting.


South America: Found from northeast Argentina, Uruguay and eastern Paraguay to southern Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Photo © by Fritz73
Colonia Garabi, Corrientes, Argentina, 2003

Freshwater marshes & nearby shrubs



Two to four pale blue eggs are laid in a low twiggy nest.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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