The melodious blackbird (Dives dives) is a New World tropical icterid bird. It is a resident breeder from coastal eastern and south-eastern Mexico to Costa Rica. Its range is expanding. El Salvador was colonised in the 1950s, and eastern Guatemala in the 1960s. Prior to 1989 there was only one Costa Rican record, but it is now easily seen at least as far south as San José, and it is expected to colonise Panama. The song is a duet between pairs, with a see note, followed by a whit and a northern cardinal-like whistle. The call is a metallic puitt.

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  • El tordo cantor (Dives dives) es un ave del orden Passeriformes y la familia Icteridae, propia de México y América Central. Los individuos adultos miden unos 25 cm del pico a la cola. Los machos son completamente negros, incuyendo los ojos, el pico y las patas, y ligeramente iridiscentes. Las hembras son más pequeñas y su coloración tiende mas al color pardo. Los inmaduros son opacos. Es de hábitats tropicales, y prefiere las áreas abiertas, así como campos de cultivo y poblados humanos. Se alimenta sobre todo de insectos, a los que busca en el suelo, pero también suele alimentarse de néctar, granos y frutos. Es bastante común en el sur y sureste de México, principalmente en la vertiente del Golfo. Su distribución se ha extendido rápidamente desde la mitad del siglo XX. Llegó a El Salvador en la década de 1950, al este de Guatemala en la década de 1960; se hizo común en Costa Rica desde la década de 1990 y se espera que pronto colonice Panamá. Su expansión parece estar favorecida por la deforestación. Los individuos en anidación son muy territoriales y agresivos. En época no reproductiva, forman pequeños grupos. Emiten silbidos gorgoreantes. (es)
  • Dives dives Dives divesFichier:Dives dives -Belize-4.jpg Au Bélize Nom binominal Dives dives(Deppe, 1830) Répartition géographique Fichier:Dives dives map.svg Répartition du Quiscale chanteur Statut de conservation UICN LC : Préoccupation mineure Le Quiscale chanteur (Dives dives) est une espèce d'oiseaux de la famille des ictéridés et qu’on retrouve en Amérique centrale et au Mexique. (fr)
  • The melodious blackbird (Dives dives) is a New World tropical icterid bird. It is a resident breeder from coastal eastern and south-eastern Mexico to Costa Rica. Its range is expanding. El Salvador was colonised in the 1950s, and eastern Guatemala in the 1960s. Prior to 1989 there was only one Costa Rican record, but it is now easily seen at least as far south as San José, and it is expected to colonise Panama. The adult melodious blackbird is a medium-sized blackbird with a rounded tail. The male is 25.5 cm (10.0 in) long and weighs 108 g (3.8 oz). The slightly smaller female is 23 cm (9.1 in) long and weighs 95 g (3.4 oz). The adult plumage is entirely black with a bluish gloss, and the bill legs and feet are also black. The iris is brown. Females are identically plumaged to the males, but young birds are brownish black and lack iridescence. There are no subspecies. The song is a duet between pairs, with a see note, followed by a whit and a northern cardinal-like whistle. The call is a metallic puitt. The melodious blackbird inhabits a wide range of habitats, but avoids dense forest and thick undergrowth. It has adapted to human habitation and can be seen in gardens and on lawns. The melodious blackbird forages mainly on the ground for insects but will also take nectar and ripening maize ears as well as other plants, such as the fruits of the gumbo-limbo (Bursera simaruba) and Trophis racemosa (Moraceae). Breeding birds are highly territorial, and adults will attack predators like the brown jay, but small flocks form outside the nesting season. A breeding pair will give a display in which each bird spreads its tail, extends its wings, and ruffles its plumage. Both sexes build a cup nest of plant material 3–7 m (9.8–23.0 ft) high in a bush or tree and line it with mud and dung. The female lays three or four brown-blotched blue eggs, which she incubates alone, although the male helps with feeding the chicks. This species is not known to be parasitised by cowbirds, which presumably has also contributed to its success. This species has benefited from deforestation, which has allowed its rapid range expansion through creation of suitable habitat. (en)
  • De rouwtroepiaal (Dives dives) is een zangvogel uit de familie Icteridae (troepialen). (nl)
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  • Dives dives
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  • In Belize
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  • Range of D. dives
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  • D. dives
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  • Dives dives Dives divesFichier:Dives dives -Belize-4.jpg Au Bélize Nom binominal Dives dives(Deppe, 1830) Répartition géographique Fichier:Dives dives map.svg Répartition du Quiscale chanteur Statut de conservation UICN LC : Préoccupation mineure Le Quiscale chanteur (Dives dives) est une espèce d'oiseaux de la famille des ictéridés et qu’on retrouve en Amérique centrale et au Mexique. (fr)
  • De rouwtroepiaal (Dives dives) is een zangvogel uit de familie Icteridae (troepialen). (nl)
  • The melodious blackbird (Dives dives) is a New World tropical icterid bird. It is a resident breeder from coastal eastern and south-eastern Mexico to Costa Rica. Its range is expanding. El Salvador was colonised in the 1950s, and eastern Guatemala in the 1960s. Prior to 1989 there was only one Costa Rican record, but it is now easily seen at least as far south as San José, and it is expected to colonise Panama. The song is a duet between pairs, with a see note, followed by a whit and a northern cardinal-like whistle. The call is a metallic puitt. (en)
  • El tordo cantor (Dives dives) es un ave del orden Passeriformes y la familia Icteridae, propia de México y América Central. Los individuos adultos miden unos 25 cm del pico a la cola. Los machos son completamente negros, incuyendo los ojos, el pico y las patas, y ligeramente iridiscentes. Las hembras son más pequeñas y su coloración tiende mas al color pardo. Los inmaduros son opacos. Los individuos en anidación son muy territoriales y agresivos. En época no reproductiva, forman pequeños grupos. Emiten silbidos gorgoreantes. (es)
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  • Melodious blackbird (en)
  • Dives dives (es)
  • Quiscale chanteur (fr)
  • Rouwtroepiaal (nl)
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