French: Carouge à oeil clair German: Gelbaugenstärling Spanish: Varillero ojipálido
Tingo Maria, Huánuco, Peru
Very local in lowlands of Amazonian Ecuador (Orellana) and Peru (San Martín, Huánuco, Junín and Madre de Dios).
Male average 20·5 cm, 43 g; female 18·2 cm. A slender-billed all-dark icterid with pale eyes. Male is entirely black with slight bluish-green gloss, also ultraviolet... read more
Song, by both sexes, variable series of repeated notes, e.g. “chee-cheee-chee...” or “tew-tew-tew... read more
Wetlands, particularly edges of oxbow lakes, with abundant emergent and floating vegetation; seems... read more
Food and feeding
Main food insects; presumably other arthropods, and seeds, also taken. Obtains prey by gaping in the sheathing bases of grass leaves and in... read more
Season Nov in Peru. Scant data indicate monogamy and solitary breeding. One nest described, built from plant materials like strips of the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to rare, and very local. Known from very few localities. Because of its restricted range and relatively small populations, it might require... read more
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