The Purple Sunbird

There are more than 10,000 species of birds around the world still bird watching is often overlooked when it comes to wildlife experience. Ranging from passerines birds to wading birds there are countless species to see and enjoy. Birds are found in a variety of colors, are widely distributed, have varied behaviour. All this is worth watching to have a mesmerizing experience, especially for bird lovers. Here is a list that explains about Top five Popular Black Birds with Blue Head,

Black Birds With Blue Head

1.The Purple Sunbird

The purple sunbird is a beautiful bird species found commonly in the regions of south and South East Asia and also extending to some parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Purple sunbird is a small size Bird that has metallic blue and purple all over the body with maroon feathers on the breast. Also, the name “Purple Bird” has come from the male species whose feathers reflect a metallic purple shade under the soft sunlight. Females have creamish golden underbody d and rusty brown upperparts making them almost invisible in the branches of the tree. Also, they are non-migratory birds species and are found commonly in the forest and garden land including dense urban areas. Moreover, the purple sunbird is a vociferous bird species singing sweet, loud and strident chewing, chewing, accompanied by a cracking rattle. Also, it flits about all year round in backyards.

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The Purple Sunbird

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2.The Common Grackle Bird

One of the amazing black birds with blue head, The common Grackle is a gregarious bird species with a taller and longer tail than other typical black Birds. Also, they have more tapered bills and glossy iridescent bodies. These are commonly found in a variety of habitats such as open woodland and marshes, suburban areas, parks, gardens and open agricultural fields. Moreover, it prefers to nest in dense trees especially near water bodies. Furthermore, common crackles prefer to nest in small colonies. Males generally perch in adjacent treetops to sing their creaking and grating songs. Common graphical mostly forage on the ground or wading in very shallow water and feed on a variety of insects like grasshopper caterpillars spiders earthworms crayfish etc. Also, it is a migratory bird often migrating in flocks and gather in noisy groups high in trees especially evergreen forests. Furthermore, Common grackle nests in places like birdhouses, old Woodpecker holes, barns etc.

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Common grackle
Common grackle

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3.The Rook Bird

Most commonly found across Palearctic regions of Scandinavia, Western Europe and eastern Siberia, the Rook bird is a large black feathered bird with a bluish-purple Sheen on head, neck and shoulders (visible in bright sunlight). It also has a bare grey-white skin around the base of the bill in front of the eyes. The rook bird is most similar to the crow and raven in appearance. Moreover, its preferred habitat is most commonly the top of tall trees, farmlands, gardens, fields etc. Also, Rook birds feed mainly on invertebrates including small vertebrates, carrion, plant material and scrapes of all kinds Commonly in agricultural areas on pastures, fallows, occasionally in trees.

Furthermore, It is a gregarious bird species and a very sociable bird that tends to form large flocks and mix with other bird species. Also, it is considered quite an intelligent bird. Traditionally, rook birds are said to the weather forecaster and can sense the approach of death. Moreover, it was believed that if the colonial nesting area of rooks is abandoned then it is a symbol of bad fortune for the landowners. And also it was believed that rooks are responsible for escorting the souls of the virtuous dead to heaven.

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The Rook Bird
The Rook Bird

4.The Starling Bird

Commonly native to Europe, Asia and Africa, and also some regions of Northern Australia, the islands of tropical Pacific, Starlings are one of the majestic bird species belonging to the family of Sturnidae. It is interesting to note that this majestic bird species appeared black error distance but at a closer look, they have a glossy green and Purple iridescent plumage. Starlings generally feed on seeds, berries and also the larvae of crane flies. It is a small passerine bird species and a gregarious bird that loves to quickly form large flocks showing its social behaviour. Also, during the winter it is common to see starling murmuration.

All these bird species usually gather in flocks to perform amazing aerobatic displays into their favoured roost sites. Murmurations also attract other starlings to the roost, the numbers seem to grow with each outing. Moreover, birds travel several miles to join in and pack themselves in like avian sardines to a density of up to 500 birds a cubic metre. But Unfortunately, the starling population has been declining continuously due to changing land-use practices.

The Starling Bird
The Starling Bird

5.The Purple Martin

The Purple Martin is a beautiful bird species native to North America. It is a medium-sized bird with blackish-blue feathers. Purple Martins have a large, broad-chested swallow with the slightly hooked bill and long tapered wings. Males are generally iridescent with dark purple-blue bodies and brown-black wings and tails. Also, it has an iridescent Sheen generally caused by the refraction of incident light which gives them the Purple appearance.

It is a migratory bird species popularly known for its speed, agility and gliding flight pattern. Moreover, these passerine bird species are capable of uttering a large number of voice notes. Purple Martin generally feed on a wide variety of flying insects such as winged ants, bees, bugs etc and also aerial insects like a dragonfly. It is interesting to note that The Purple Martin not only gets all its food in flight but it also gets from waterways too. It skims the surface of a pond and scoops up the water with its lower bill.

The Purple Martin
The Purple Martin

So, this is all about the top five amazing Black birds with blue heads found across the world in varied habitats. Some are migratory and some are resident birds that can also be found in backyards. Some remain hidden in the forest but their chatting is very easily identifiable from far away distance.

By Amreen Fatima

Amreen fatima is a Nature lover and has taken nature writing hobbyist for years. She also loves feeding and photographing animals of all types.

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