Black Bird Blue Neck Bar???

by Ron
(Rockland County, NY)

Black Bird Blue Neck Bar flocking with asst Blackbirds.

Rockland County, NY (30 miles north of NYC)
March 13, 2014
Cannot identify it. Please help
Thanks
Ron

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Jun 09, 2018
Crow sized bird with blue head and neck ? NEW
by: Mark

Just seen a crow sized bird black body but with blue head and neck in Coventry , England , great Britain any ideas to what it was ? sorry didn't get photo .

May 16, 2018
very sricking NEW
by: Anonymous

saw a blackbird with a wide blue neck band today in watrous saskatchewan canada. i have never seen one before. very stricking.


May 05, 2018
Blackbird with turquoise blue neck band NEW
by: Dickel

Had two out in a horse pasture. One on the ground and one on a fence post. I had quite a conversation with the one on the post. I would chirp back at it as close as I could mimic it and it would raise its wings and squawk at me and I would squawk back. It was only about ten feet away from me and didn't seem to be afraid. It was still there after a few minutes when I went in to feed horses. They were gone a half hour later. I had never see a blackbird like that before.

May 01, 2018
Trying to learn what bird this is NEW
by: Kay S.

Just saw one like this, a blackbird (not to be confused with a black bird) with a very defined blue neckband that was either turquoise or dark aqua, at Carlson Oxbow Park in Hammond IN. Apparently no one knows what it is. It is NOT a starling, grackle, Brewer's Blackbird, nor rusty blackbird. It was slightly larger than the redwinged blackbirds around the park, I'd guess it to be closer to raven sized.

May 01, 2018
Blackbird with turquoise blue neck band NEW
by: Pat

Saw one in Mill Creek Park, Boardman OH. Could not locate it in any of my bird books. Blue neck band is more turquoise than iridescent. No other color.

Apr 21, 2018
Black birds with turquioses necks NEW
by: Jack in Missouri

Necks are beautiful Blue green irradiance shine SW Missouri 04/ 21 / 2018 At my bird feeders and appear to run others away ?? small flock of 10 - 12 black birds ? Any one know what there name is ???
Jack

Apr 21, 2018
Lac Simon, Québec Canada NEW
by: Michelle

There are about two dozen of these jet black bodied, iridescent turquoise necked birds in my yard right now. This is the first time I see them here. They seem to be playing with the flock of Blue Jays that I feed regularly.

Apr 21, 2018
Lac Simon, Québec Canada NEW
by: Michelle

There are about two dozen of these jet black bodied, iridescent turquoise necked birds in my yard right now. This is the first time I see them here. They seem to be playing with the flock of Blue Jays that I feed regularly.

Apr 17, 2018
Black bird blue neck bar
by: Anonymous

I have seen them in Coshocton, Ohio and wondered what they are.



Mar 17, 2018
Blue neck blackbirds
by: Loretta

I have them too, very beautiful. Morton PA

Apr 23, 2017
Black bird with blue iridescent blue neck
by: RMorrell

This Spring, I have seen these birds in my yard a few times and haven't been able to identify them. It is not a Brewer's Blackbird which has mixed color throughout it's chest. This bird has an iridescent turquoise color ring around it's neck only and it's body color is jet black. I live in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jun 09, 2016
Azureas Noires
by: Nature Hiking Team- Leader

I have seen that bird on a school field trip to The Astronomy Museum, a.k.a. The Adler Planetarium, a couple years ago. It was lunch and that was what I saw, a Black Bird with a Blue Neck Bar, and a Reio Noires, a.k.a. my scientific way of saying Red Wing Black Bird. There were interacting or playing with each other. It is a mystery, so for now just call it a Azureas Noires.

May 19, 2016
Black Bird blue Neck Bar
by: Beth

I have a group of them at my house in Illinois. They are stilling from the squirrel feeder. No joke!

May 16, 2016
Black bird with blue patch under the neck
by: Deb

Saw one in Blue Ash, Ohio May 12, 2016

May 15, 2016
Beautiful Brewer's blue birds!
by: Maria

Just saw a male and a female brewer's blue birds on my yard here in Maryland 4 the first time!! Used to see them when I lived in Michigan near the Canadian border but never here. The temps have been unusually cold here this Spring and that might be the reason. Great surprised!

Feb 21, 2016
Brewer's Black Bird with Blue collar
by: Nana

Just saw my first Brewer's Blackbird in my yard. Had to research this beautiful bird. Snapped a picture of it, but not as good as this pic shown is. I've been a little under the weather and taking cold medicine, and when I saw this bird, I thought I was hallucinating LOLOL !!!! First time ever in Delaware County, PA :)

Mar 21, 2015
Brewer's Blackbird
by: Jillian

Just found it: I found it under the search term blue necked black bird.

Mar 21, 2015
I saw it too.
by: Jillian

I saw one today and trying to figure out what it was. Solid black and no iridescence. The blue around the neck was very striking.

May 22, 2014
Thanks Amy
by: Anonymous

Thanks Amy. I know that now after doing more research. I see grackles all the time but never with that shade of blue. Usually much darker.

May 22, 2014
Common Gackle
by: Amy indy

Common gackle. They are irradescent birds

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