French: Cassique à dos rouge German: Zinnoberbürzelkassike Spanish: Cacique subtropical
Sierra de Perijá, and Andes from W Venezuela (Táchira) and Colombia (all three cordilleras) S on E slopes to Peru; record from NW Bolivia (La Paz) questioned#R.
Male 28–30·5 cm, 70–119·1 g; female 25–25·5 cm, 79·8 g. Rather long-tailed cacique with long, slightly decurved bill. Male is mostly jet-black with slight bluish gloss, and... read more
Song described as a series of whistles. Has variety of calls, one consisting of a three-part warble... read more
Humid subtropical montane forest, also forest edges and adjacent clearings; at 9000–2450 m, but... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods; also fruit and nectar (destroying flowers in process), and known to take Cecropia fruits. Forages up... read more
Season perhaps Mar–May in Colombia; in breeding condition in Jun in E Peru. Reported as nesting in small colonies of up to 12 bag-... read more
No information. Possibly some altitudinal or other seasonal movements, following available food... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to locally abundant. Has apparently extensive geographical range. The sole record from Bolivia is now considered erroneous. read more
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