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Screaming cowbird

Molothrus rufoaxillaris Photo by Jorge Vicente (Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur) Common name:screaming cowbird (en); vira-bosta-picumã (pt); vacher criard (fr); tordo chillón (es); rotachsel-kuhstärling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species is found from south-eastern Bolivia and Goiás in central Brazil, through Paraguay and Uruguay and into Argentina as far south as Río Negro and north-eastern Chubut.Size:These birds are […]

Montezuma oropendola

Psarocolius montezuma (Photo from Ecos del Bosque) Common name:Montezuma oropendola (en); japu-de-Montezuma (pt); cassique de Montezuma (fr); cacique de Moctezuma (es); Montezumastirnvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species is found from southern Mexico south to western Panama, mainly on the lowlands bordering the Carribean Sea.Size:This species is sexually dimorphic. Males are 46-51 cm long and weigh about […]

Yellow-headed blackbird

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Photo by Mike Ross (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:yellow-headed blackbird (en); graúna-de-cabeça-amarela (pt); carouge à tête jaune (fr); tordo cabeciamarillo (es); brillenstärling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species breeds in south-western Canada, in eastern British Columbia, Alberta, southern Saskatchewan, southern Manitoba and marginally in south-western Ontario, and in the United States, mainly east of the […]

Jamaican blackbird

Nesopsar nigerrimus Photo by Jaremy Gatten (Flickr) Common name:Jamaican blackbird (en); iratauá-da-Jamaica (pt); carouge de Jamaïque (fr); turpial de Jamaica (es); bromelienstärling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species is endemic to Jamaica, being found in Cockpit Country, the central hills the Blue and John Crow Mountains.Size:These birds are 18 cm long and weigh about 40 g. Habitat:The […]

Scott’s oriole

Icterus parisorum Photo by Brian Small (Larkwire) Common name:Scott’s oriole (en); corrupião-de-Scott (pt); oriole jaune-verdâtre (fr); turpial de Scott (es); Scott-trupial (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species breeds in Mexico an the south-western United States, as far north as Nevada, Utah and Colorado. The more northern population migrate south to winter in western and southern Mexico.Size:These birds […]


Dolichonyx oryzivorus Photo by Guy Poisson (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:bobolink (en); triste-pia (pt); goglu des prés (fr); charlatán (es); reisstärling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange: This species breeds in southern Canada and the northern United States as far south as Oregon, Colorado, Illinois and Virginia. They migrate south to winter in eastern Bolivia, Paraguay and marginally […]

Baltimore oriole

Icterus galbula Photo by Henry Domke (Health Care Fine Art) Common name:Baltimore oriole (en); corrupião-de-Baltimore (pt); oriole de Baltimore (fr); turpial de Baltimore (es); Baltimoretrupial (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species breeds throughout the eastern United States, south-eastern Canada and north-eastern Mexico, and migrate south to winter in Florida, from Mexico to western Colombia and northern Venezuela […]

Crested oropendola

Psarocolius decumanus Photo by Dominic Sherony (Wikipedia) Common name:crested oropendola (en); japu-preto (pt); cassique huppé (fr); oropéndola crestada (es); krähenstirnvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species is found from southern Costa Rica and Panama down to Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil and northern Argentina. It is only found east of the Andes mountain range.Size:These birds are sexually dimorphic. […]

Red-bellied grackle

Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster Photo by Juan Ochoa (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:red-bellied grackle (en); iraúna-de-ventre-vermelho (pt); quiscale à ventre rouge (fr); cacique candela (es); rotbauchstärling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species is endemic to Colombia, being found in isolated patches along the Andes.Size:These birds are 27-32 cm long and weigh 80-90 g.Habitat:The red-bellied grackle is mostly found in […]

Yellow-rumped cacique

Cacicus cela Photo by Dave Nunez (Flickr) Common name:yellow-rumped cacique (en); xexéu (pt); cassique cul-jaune (fr); cacique lomiamarilo (es); gelbrücken-stirnvogel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:These birds are found in northern South America, from Bolivia and south-eastern Brazil to Venezuela, Colombia and Panama.Size:The males are 27-29 cm long, while the smaller females are 23-25 cm long. The males weigh 100-115 […]