It is one of the common names of a bird of glossy black plumage. It is also called zanate, black thrush, common thrush or llanero thrush. It belongs to the family Icteridae. Genus Quiscalus . The scientific name of the most common species is Quiscalus lugubris. It is also the common name in Chile of a plant of the Bromeliaceae family and the genus Greigia. It is also often referred to as a pacifier. Its scientific name is Greigia sphacelata. It is used to flavor liqueurs and the fruit is edible. It is an endemic plant of Chile.