French: Cassique olivâtre German: Grünschnabel-Stirnvogel Spanish: Cacique verdioscuro
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Yungas of La Paz, Bolivia
E slope of Andes from C Peru (Huánuco) S to C Bolivia (Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, also nearby ridges e.g. Serranía Mosetenes).
Male average 42 cm, 299·4 g; female average 33 cm, 156·6 g. Plumage is dark olivaceous throughout, paler on throat and ear-coverts, darker on lores and on wing, and becoming... read more
Songs simpler, more percussive and shorter than those of most congeners, seldom lasting for more... read more
Dry to wet mountain forests, often along river canyons; also around settlements and fruit... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not much studied; probably feeds on insects and other arthropods, small vertebrates, fruit and nectar. Catches moths (Lepidoptera) and... read more
Season Oct–Dec. Perhaps less polygynous than other oropendolas, but in Bolivia males displayed along stretches of mountain streams... read more
Some altitudinal movement apparent during austral winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Estimated global range c. 71,700 km². Found in several protected areas, including Manu National Park and Tambopata–... read more
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