Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) juvenile birds in grassland

Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) juvenile birds in grassland
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) juvenile birds in grassland
Juvenile blue-black Grassquits start a mottled brown, females remain brown, while males turn black all over, the juvenile bird pictured resting on the bush is showing the first signs of such a change on his belly. These delightful seed eaters are common around Tobago, and a bird to make itself know with it's fairly loud calls and singing voice, frequently found in suburban areas, but as always, so much nicer to photograph them in more natural surroundings.


Photography : Samsung Pro815 digital bridge camera
Location : Kilgwyn Mangrove woodland, Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

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