shiny black bird

I'm in southern CA (Ventura County), and I have never seen this bird before. It has the body size and shape of a cardinal, but it is all black except white on the under side of the wings. It flits about like a fly catcher.

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Aug 30, 2011
phainopepla
by: Anonymous

beautiful birds -they are the last silky flycatchers in the US

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