French: Cassique à bec mince German: Scharlachbürzelkassike Spanish: Cacique lomiescarlata
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Panama Railway, possibly Lion Hill Station, Panama
E Honduras S in Caribbean lowlands (in Costa Rica and Panama also locally in Pacific lowlands) to E Panama (San Blas).
Male 23 cm and 62·5–71·7 g, female 20 cm and 50–57·6 g. Adult is mostly black with slight gloss; small bright red patch on rump (often... read more
Song (by both sexes, from nest) a series of clear whistles, variable, sometimes shrill in tone and... read more
Humid forest, primary forest and old second growth; also nearby shady plantations and clearings.... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, small vertebrates, and fruit and nectar. Reported as raiding wasp (Vespidae) nests and eating the larvae.... read more
Season Feb–Jun in Costa Rica and Feb–Aug in Panama; possibly double-brooded. Apparently monogamous. Solitary breeder in Costa... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Unlikely to be at any risk. Abundant in most of range. Found in several national parks and other protected areas.
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