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Common Name:Phainopepla
Scientific Name:Phainopepla nitens
Family:Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Area:male - Sabino Canyon, Arizona
Date:February 18, 2008

Looking like a small, all black version of a Steller's Jay, this bird, slightly smaller than a Robin, prefers to feed on the berries of the Mistletoe.

female - Ahakhav Tribal Preserve, Arizona --- February 2, 2010

Reference:Watchable Birds of the Southwest by Gray