French: Cassique d’Équateur German: Trauerkassike Spanish: Cacique ecuatoriano
Agelæus [sic] sclateri
A. J. C. Dubois
W Amazonia from S Colombia (Serranía de la Macarena) S to E Ecuador and N Peru (N Amazonas, Loreto).
Male 23 cm, mean 57 g; female 19·5 cm, 49 g. A slender, long-tailed cacique. Plumage is entirely black, occasionally with a few yellow feathers in rump; iris pale blue; bill... read more
Song typically transcribed as “wa-hu-kléé-ó” and variants, somewhat resembling that of C.... read more
Lowland forests and forest edge near water; reported from oxbow lakes. Lowlands and foothills... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including ants (Formicidae), caterpillars, and beetles (Coleoptera); also fruit and possibly nectar. Forages in canopy, sometimes... read more
Breeds in Jan in Colombia. Solitary nester, presumably monogamous. Possibly a co-operative breeder; three individuals reported as visiting... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Amazon–Napo Lowlands EBA. Fairly common to locally not uncommon; sometimes rated as rare and local, but... read more
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