French: Carouge loriot German: Gelbbauchstärling Spanish: Chango oriolino
Mexico; error = French Guiana
N, NE & WC Venezuela S through E Colombia (E of Andes) and an isolated spot in Cauca Valley; also NE Guyana and extreme N Brazil (Roraima); and Amazonia from E Ecuador, NE Peru (S to Ucayali) and extreme SE Colombia (Leticia, in extreme SE Amazonas) E along R Amazon (S to lower R Tapajós and lower R Tocantins) to Amapá, Marajó I and Mexiana I (Brazil), and French Guiana.
Male average 30·5 cm, 93·5 g; female average 27 cm, 92 g. Distinctive, large, bright icterid. Head and underparts are bright chrome-yellow, upperparts and tail... read more
Most vocalizations are screechy, rasping and unmusical. Song, by both sexes, variable, usually... read more
In Orinoco Basin (the llanos) found in savannas with scattered trees, tall grasslands and... read more
Food and feeding
Almost omnivorous. Diet arthropods, including spiders (Araneae), crickets (Gryllidae) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), also small... read more
Season May–Jun in Venezuela, Feb in SE Colombia and Mar in Peru. Probably monogamous. Solitary breeder. Nest built by both sexes, mostly by... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in most of range. Rare in Guyana, from where few recent records; discovered only recently (1980s) in N Brazil (Roraima). Reported also in W... read more
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