Blue-black Grassquit (Volatina jacarina)

This is a very small and nervous bird. Taking a close up picture of this bird proved to be difficult, even during sunny days with great light available. The male in low light it looks black, but in sunlight it glows in a metallic blue color. The female is rather drab, sporting a brown look. The male perches in fence wire and posts, then suddenly starts jumping while making its call, doing acrobatic maneuvers in mid air, all to attract nearby females.

A male perched on a light bamboo branch during the heavy rain. Its body displays a combination of blue and black, although that change is just due to lighting
Blue-black Grassquit, Male - Volatinia jacarina - Semillerito Negro Azulado (Brea, Pius, Piusillo Negro, Saltapalito), Macho (2)
When positioned over a green background, the blue body of this bird stands out
Blue-black Grassquit, Male - Volatinia jacarina - Semillerito Negro Azulado (Brea, Pius, Piusillo Negro, Saltapalito), Macho
It is interesting to see the song of this bird as it is delivered from a perch or fence post

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