French: Cassique bicolore German: Olivkopf-Stirnvogel Spanish: Cacique amazónico
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
territory of the Yuracares (= Chapare), Cochabamba, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. y. yuracares
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838) – Amazon and upper Orinoco Basins from S Venezuela (Amazonas, W & SE#R Bolívar) and Colombia (Meta and Guainía) S to E Ecuador, E Peru and C Bolivia (Santa Cruz), E to C Brazil (E to R Negro and R Tapajós).
P. y. neivae
(E. Snethlage, 1925) – S Pará (between R Tapajós and R Tocantins) to N Goiás and Mato Grosso, in EC Brazil.
Male average 51 cm, 449·6 g; female average 42 cm, 259·2 g. Male nominate race has head to mantle and breast bright olive-green or olive-yellow (amount of... read more
Male song often a thin descending whistle, followed by a complex rattle with woody undertones, and... read more
Terra firme forest, ranging into humid submontane forest; sometimes found in plantations... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents from Brazil include insects, i.e. grasshoppers (Acrididae) and other orthopterans and lepidopteran larvae, also snails (... read more
Season Jan–Apr in Venezuela and Aug–Nov in Bolivia. Polygynous. Colonial: in Venezuela (lower R Caura basin) two colonies held... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in most of range; rare and local in Venezuela and Ecuador. Has extensive distribution. Found in several protected areas, including, among... read more
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