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There are almost 100 species in the blackbird family. They occur in North, Central, and South America. These small- to medium-sized birds have long, slender bills that usually come straight down from the forehead. Blackbirds and grackles are all black or mostly black, while orioles have showy yellow or orange plumage.

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