There are five types of the blackbirds that have been seen in Cuba at one time or another. They are the Red-shouldered Blackbird, Cuban Blackbird, Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Red-winged Blackbird. All prefer open to semi-open farmfields.
The families of blackbirds are the most abundant bird types on the North American continent and the Caribbean islands. These birds form flocks where one can see thousands of different types of mixed blackbirds as they gather in the spring and fall migrations. Although there is an abundance of blackbirds, they are shy of humans and will try to avoid any close contact.