French: Carouge dragon German: Drachenstärling Spanish: Tordo pechiamarillo
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Extreme S Paraguay (Ñeembucú)#R and SE Brazil (Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul) S to EC Argentina (E from E San Luis, S to Buenos Aires, E La Pampa and NE Río Negro) and Uruguay.
Male average 24 cm, 79·6 g; female average 72·9 g. Head to upper breast, upperparts and most of wing are deep brown to olive-brown, lesser upperwing-coverts and... read more
Noisy. Song a mixture of call notes, a series of screechy chattering notes mixed with ascending or... read more
Marshes and wet grasslands, pastures, even agricultural fields and roadsides; sometimes in treeless... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, small vertebrates, rarely seeds. Arthropod prey include spiders (Araneae), particularly wolf spiders (... read more
Season Aug–Dec in Argentina; starts to nest earlier than sympatric icterids, some fledglings by end of Sept. Co-operative breeder,... read more
Apparently non-migratory, but flocks move considerable distances in non-breeding season. Possibly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and rather widespread, particularly in EC Argentina and Uruguay. Drainage of wetlands may have eliminated some areas of suitable habitat in... read more
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