Rare bird alert: Blue grosbeak

Rare bird alert: Blue Grosbeak – Blauwe Bisschop (Dutch)

The Blue Grosbeak is a very rare sighting for Curacao. Until 2019, this bird was never seen here on the island. Just once on Bonaire.

In November 2019, a female Blue Grosbeak was first spotted near Blue Bay. This year (2021), for the first time in 2 years, a female of this species was seen in Christoffel Park.

Blue grosbeaks are slightly larger than a house sparrow, have a peculiarly shaped bill, and relatively large head. The males are beautifully blue in color, the females are brown. This bird is also native to North America.

Curacao
October 2021


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