Scarlet pantaloons and an equally striking scarlet chest and head contrast beautifully against glossy black plumage

Wearing a pair of eye-catching scarlet pantaloons and a chest and head that contrasts nicely against a shiny black torso.

Scarlet pantaloons and an equally striking scarlet chest and head contrast beautifully against glossy black plumage

The scarlet-headed blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus) has a glossy black body with a scarlet-red head, breast, and thighs.

Their beak is sharp and unusually formed, long and thin and almost upturned.

Males and females are largely identified by their names, while youngsters have all black plumage.

Scarlet-headed blackbirds reside on reed beds in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southern Brazil in pairs.

Scarlet pantaloons and an equally striking scarlet chest and head contrast beautifully against glossy black plumage

In Bolivia, there is also an isolated people living over 600 meters.

These birds enjoy lush vegetation and reside in reed beds in South American marshes.

Scarlet-headed blackbirds primarily eat on fruit, supplementing it with seeds and invertebrates, particularly insects.

They frequently use their pointed beak as a hammer to crack open anything they wish to consume.

During the breeding season, which lasts from October to December.

Scarlet pantaloons and an equally striking scarlet chest and head contrast beautifully against glossy black plumage

A nest is made in the crotch of a shrub or woven into existing foliage, and two eggs are placed.

This species has an unusually wide range and so does not approach the vulnerable criteria, with the current population looking stable.

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