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Austral Blackbird

Curaeus curaeus

The Austral Blackbird, known scientifically as Curaeus curaeus, is a member of the Icteridae family. This bird is characterized by its presence in the southern reaches of South America.

Identification Tips

When attempting to identify the Austral Blackbird, one should look for a bird that exhibits the typical features of the Icteridae family. Its plumage and size are key characteristics to observe.

Habitat

The Austral Blackbird is known to inhabit a variety of environments. It can be found in temperate forests, which offer a cool climate and a diverse range of flora. Additionally, it resides in subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, where the vegetation is sparse and the air is thin. This species is also known to occupy areas that were once lush forests but have since been heavily degraded.

Distribution

This bird has a geographical range that includes Argentina and Chile, indicating a preference for the southern cone of the continent.

Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List has classified the Austral Blackbird as Least Concern. This suggests that, at present, the species does not face an immediate threat of extinction in the wild.

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