The Ultramarine Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa brissonii) lives in semi-open habitats in South America, mainly in central and eastern areas of the continent. They mainly inhabit the edge of swamps, secondary forests and plantations. The Ultramarine Grosbeak is sexually dimorphic, with the males showing a deep, rich blue color to the plumage with a pale supercilium and malar, and black lores. The female is uniformly chocolate-brown. Both sexes show a large, thick bill with a pale base to the mandible.