Their traditional range is western to middle Canada south to Mexico, but they have begun to be seen regularly in the Northeastern U.S. as well.
They live in open areas near the forest, but seem to prefer living around people in parks, farms and yards.
They are a medium-sized song bird, all black but with a purple sheen to the head and a green sheen to the body. They have yellow eyes and a thin, pointed beak.
They often feed in large flocks on the ground.
They eat insects, fruit and grains.
They build nests of twigs and stems on or near the ground. They can have up to 7 greenish-white eggs.
Species: E. cyanocephalus
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