French: Cassique casqué German: Helmkassike Spanish: Cacique de yelmo
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W Amazonia from E Ecuador (Sucumbíos) and extreme SE Colombia (Leticia, in Amazonas) S to E Peru, W Brazil (W Amazonas, Acre) and N Bolivia.
Male average 37 cm, 187·7 g; female average 29 cm, 101·4 g. Plumage is mostly rich chestnut, darkest on foreface, with greyish-olive throat and yellowish-olive... read more
Song variable, one type a “klow klow shrr-weo”, with tonal quality of Cacicus... read more
Reported from both várzea and terra firme forests. Seems to breed mostly in ... read more
Food and feeding
Diet probably arthropods, small vertebrates and nectar. Stomach contents include unidentified red berries. In Brazil seen to feed on fruits... read more
Season Sept–Nov in Peru. Polygynous, but detailed studies of breeding lacking. Colonies of 14–25 nests, located along small... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Has recently extended its range N to Colombia. Found in several protected areas, including Manu National Park and... read more
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