Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Icteridae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

chopi_blackbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

chopi_blackbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

chopi_blackbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~24 cm (9.4 in). The Chopi Blackbird is solid black. The iris is dark. The bill is black. The tail is roundish. It forages in open and semi-open habitats. It is very similar to the Shiny Cowbird but is distinguished by a more stocky body, black without an obvious glossy purplish, lack of sexual dimorphism (male and female are black), and by being noisy.

Status: The Chopi Blackbird is uncommon only in the Pampas del Heath in extreme southeast Peru. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tordo Chopí.

Sub-species: Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi sulcirostris), (Spix), 1824.

Meaning of Name: Gnorimopsar: Gr. Gnōrimos= notable, noble and psar, psaros= starling. chopi: Güaraní onomatopoeia Chōpî for the Chopi Blackbird.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.