French: Cassique cul-rouge German: Rotbürzelkassike Spanish: Cacique lomirrojo
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. h. haemorrhous
(Linnaeus, 1766) – SE Venezuela E to French Guiana, S to E Colombia, E Ecuador and N Brazil (Roraima).
C. h. pachyrhynchus
Berlepsch, 1889 – Amazon Basin in Brazil (Amazonas and Pará S to Rondônia and NW Mato Grosso), E Peru and N Bolivia.
C. h. affinis
Swainson, 1834 – E Brazil (Pernambuco and S Tocantins S to Santa Catarina), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (S to Corrientes).
Male 29 cm, average 96·5 g; female mean 25·2 cm, 62–74 g. A large, black cacique. Male nominate race is glossy black, apart from bright red lower back and rump; iris light... read more
Loud, complex and varied repertoire of songs and calls, particularly among males. Vocalizations of... read more
Forest (both primary and second growth), clearings and plantations in forests, forest edges, and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, also small vertebrates, fruit and nectar. Wild fruits taken (by race affinis) include Cabralea... read more
Season Sept–May in Suriname and Aug–Jan in Argentina. Dominant males successively polygynous, pair-bond ending with start of incubation.... read more
Apparently sedentary. In NE Argentina moves to more continuous forest during non-breeding season,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively scarce in N half of range, where it is rarer than C. cela; rare and local in Ecuador and much of Amazonia. Race affinis... read more
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