French: Cassique à queue frangée German: Breitschnabelkassike Spanish: Cacique colibandeado
W Amazonian lowlands in extreme S Colombia (around Leticia, in Amazonas), NE Ecuador, NE Peru (Loreto, Ucayali) and W Brazil (SW Amazonas and W Acre).
Male average 33·2 cm, 117·5 g; female average 24·5 cm, 74·8 g. Comparatively small oropendola looking all black at a distance, except for distinctive tail pattern in flight.... read more
Foraging calls described as liquid “chewop”, “ke-cho” and “skeedelp-chop”; also a sharp “chiek”. A... read more
Amazonian floodplain-forest (várzea) along rivers, even on older islands; reported also in... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents include unidentified fruits and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), but diet probably includes other arthropods, small vertebrates... read more
Season Aug–Sept in Peru and Brazil. Mating system seems monogamous to polygynous, but information on breeding minimal. Breeds solitarily or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very rare in Ecuador, where known from one old specimen and a few sight records; more abundant in Peru and Brazil; uncommon in Colombia. Occurs in... read more
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