French: Carouge safran German: Goldstärling Spanish: Tordo amarillo
J. F. Gmelin
“in Antigua insulae Panay et America australi” = Río de la Plata, Argentina and Uruguay
SE Paraguay and SE Brazil (from Santa Catarina) S to NE Argentina (Corrientes and Entre Ríos) and Uruguay; formerly widespread.
Male average 20 cm, 42·5 g; female average 39·3 g. Male has hindcrown to back, wing and tail glossy black; rest of head and entire underparts yellow, tinged... read more
Song, by both sexes, brief and unmusical, starts with short whistled or warbled notes, ends with... read more
Wet grassland, bogs and marshes, usually in open environments. In treeless areas in Argentinian... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae), small vertebrates (frogs); rarely, seeds (including some cultivated plants). Faecal analyses indicate that... read more
Season Oct–Dec, breeding activities in colony usually synchronized; apparently single-brooded. Nests solitarily or in small colonies... read more
Resident, although subject to some local movements.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Rare to locally uncommon; declining. Range was once larger, but species possibly not common or widespread even in 19th century. In 1800s, range extended from S... read more
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