French: Oriole variable German: Feuerflügeltrupial Spanish: Turpial variable
Subspecies and Distribution
I. p. tibialis
Swainson, 1838 – Yellow-shouldered Oriole – E Brazil from Maranhão and Ceará S to Rio de Janeiro.
I. p. periporphyrus
(Bonaparte, 1850) – EC Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba and N Santa Cruz) and adjacent SC Brazil (Mato Grosso).
I. p. valenciobuenoi
H. von Ihering, 1902 – SE Brazil (Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina).
I. p. pyrrhopterus
(Vieillot, 1819) – Chestnut-shouldered Oriole – SE Bolivia (S Santa Cruz S to Tarija), Paraguay, S Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul and Rio Grande do Sul), N & NE Argentina (S to San Juan, San Luis and Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
c. 20 cm; male average 33·3 g, female average 30·4 g (nominate, Argentina). A small, long-tailed oriole with slender straight bill. Nominate race is... read more
Song rather fast, variable, pleasant, but not too musical; sings rather infrequently in Argentina.... read more
Forest edges and clearings, palm savannas, palm groves, sometimes in clumps of flowering Thalia... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, other arthropods, nectar and fruits. Insects in stomach contents include stink-bugs (Pentatomidae), cockroaches (Blattodea),... read more
Season Oct–Jan in Argentina. Probably monogamous. Solitary breeder. Nest a shallow basket woven from fine plant fibres, often palm... read more
Apparently resident. Short local movements to visit flowering or fruiting trees.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Has extensive range in which numbers increasing. Found in modified environments, even in gardens and towns, and is expanding its... read more
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