French: Oriole à dos orange German: Orangerückentrupial Spanish: Turpial amazónico
“Mexico”; error = Rio Tapajós, Pará, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
I. c. croconotus
(Wagler, 1829) – S Guyana and adjacent N Brazil (Roraima); also SE Colombia (Putumayo), E Ecuador (Napo and Pastaza) and E Peru E in Brazil S of R Amazon to W Pará (R Tapajós, R Araguaia) and Tocantins, and S to NW Bolivia (Pando).
I. c. strictifrons
Todd, 1924 – E Bolivia (Beni and Santa Cruz) E to C Brazil (Mato Grosso), and S through Paraguayan Chaco to N Argentina (Salta, Formosa and Chaco).
c. 23 cm; male average 48 g, female average 41 g. Nominate race has face, throat and upper breast black, crown to nape, neck side and upperparts, and underparts below breast... read more
Song, by both sexes, a repetition of whistled melodious phrases, e.g. “chee-chew-hwe-chew... read more
Nominate race mostly in riparian forest and edges of lakes, also in clearings and secondary growth... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, fruits, insects and other arthropods, and small vertebrates. Nectar taken from wild flowers, including, among others, Erythrina... read more
Season Jul–Aug in S Colombia, and in S of range breeds during rainy season (Nov–Mar) in dry Chaco. Probably monogamous. Solitary breeder.... read more
Mostly sedentary; local movements have been reported at edge of range in Argentinian Chaco.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Local but sometimes common in most of Amazonia; rather uncommon and local in Chaco, where possibly declining because of... read more
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