French: Cassique à épaulettes German: Goldschulterkassike Spanish: Cacique aliamarillo
E Bolivia (Santa Cruz) and S Brazil (from Mato Grosso do Sul and Rio de Janeiro) S to N Argentina (Tucumán, Catamarca, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos) and C Uruguay.
Male 20·7 cm, 34·6–47·2 g; female 19·3 cm, 30·2–34 g. Plumage is black overall, with bright yellow patch on lower rump and... read more
Song variable, rather musical; usually starts with lower-pitched notes, followed by sudden... read more
Mountain forests (yungas) on humid Andean slopes, reaching almost timber-line in the alder (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other invertebrates, small vertebrates, also fruits and nectar. Stomach contents included small beetles (Coleoptera) and... read more
Season Oct–Dec in Argentina. Monogamous; solitary nester. Male commonly displays and sings around nest-site. Nest built by female, a long... read more
Basically sedentary; some altitudinal movement in mountains of NW Argentina and (probably) Bolivia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rather abundant, particularly in mesic subtropical forests and woodland; rare or local in drier W Chaco of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. Tolerant... read more
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