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Family: Icteridae

[edit] Description

New World orioles, blackbirds, grackles, and meadowlarks. The presence of red pigment used in display seems to have been gained six times in the evolutionary history of Icterids.

[edit] Taxonomy

Icteridae is a family in the order Passeriformes.

Family Icteridae viewedit

Genus Xanthocephalus viewedit
X. xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird

Genus Dolichonyx viewedit
D. oryzivorus Bobolink

Genus Sturnella viewedit
S. neglecta Western Meadowlark
S. magna Eastern Meadowlark

Genus Leistes viewedit
L. militaris Red-breasted Blackbird
L. superciliaris White-browed Blackbird
L. bellicosus Peruvian Meadowlark
L. defilippii Pampas Meadowlark
L. loyca Long-tailed Meadowlark

Genus Amblycercus viewedit
A. holosericeus Yellow-billed Cacique

Genus Cassiculus viewedit
C. melanicterus Yellow-winged Cacique

Genus Psarocolius viewedit
P. angustifrons Russet-backed Oropendola
P. atrovirens Dusky-green Oropendola
P. viridis Green Oropendola
P. decumanus Crested Oropendola
P. wagleri Chestnut-headed Oropendola
P. montezuma Montezuma Oropendola
P. guatimozinus Black Oropendola
P. cassini Baudo Oropendola
P. bifasciatus Olive Oropendola

Genus Cacicus viewedit
C. solitarius Solitary Cacique
C. chrysopterus Golden-winged Cacique
C. sclateri Ecuadorian Cacique
C. koepckeae Selva Cacique
C. uropygialis Scarlet-rumped Cacique
C. cela Yellow-rumped Cacique
C. chrysonotus Mountain Cacique
C. latirostris Band-tailed Oropendola
C. haemorrhous Red-rumped Cacique
C. oseryi Casqued Oropendola

Genus Icterus viewedit
I. dominicensis Hispaniolan Oriole
I. melanopsis Cuban Oriole
I. northropi Bahama Oriole
I. portoricensis Puerto Rican Oriole
I. laudabilis St. Lucia Oriole
I. oberi Montserrat Oriole
I. bonana Martinique Oriole
I. wagleri Black-vented Oriole
I. maculialatus Bar-winged Oriole
I. prosthemelas Black-cowled Oriole
I. spurius Orchard Oriole
I. cucullatus Hooded Oriole
I. chrysater Yellow-backed Oriole
I. auricapillus Orange-crowned Oriole
I. graceannae White-edged Oriole
I. mesomelas Yellow-tailed Oriole
I. cayanensis Epaulet Oriole
I. pyrrhopterus Variable Oriole
I. icterus Venezuelan Troupial
I. jamacaii Campo Troupial
I. croconotus Orange-backed Troupial
I. pustulatus Streak-backed Oriole
I. bullockii Bullock's Oriole
I. auratus Orange Oriole
I. leucopteryx Jamaican Oriole
I. nigrogularis Yellow Oriole
I. pectoralis Spot-breasted Oriole
I. gularis Altamira Oriole
I. graduacauda Audubon's Oriole
I. galbula Baltimore Oriole
I. abeillei Black-backed Oriole
I. parisorum Scott's Oriole

Genus Nesopsar viewedit
N. nigerrimus Jamaican Blackbird

Genus Agelaius viewedit
A. phoeniceus Red-winged Blackbird
A. assimilis Red-shouldered Blackbird
A. tricolor Tricolored Blackbird
A. humeralis Tawny-shouldered Blackbird
A. xanthomus Yellow-shouldered Blackbird

Genus Molothrus viewedit
M. rufoaxillaris Screaming Cowbird
M. bonariensis Shiny Cowbird
M. aeneus Bronzed Cowbird
M. ater Brown-headed Cowbird
M. oryzivorus Giant Cowbird

Genus Dives viewedit
D. dives Melodious Blackbird
D. warczewiczi Scrub Blackbird

Genus Ptiloxena viewedit
P. atroviolacea Cuban Blackbird

Genus Euphagus viewedit
E. carolinus Rusty Blackbird
E. cyanocephalus Brewer's Blackbird

Genus Quiscalus viewedit
Q. quiscula Common Grackle
Q. major Boat-tailed Grackle
Q. mexicanus Great-tailed Grackle
Q. palustris
Slender-billed Grackle
Q. nicaraguensis Nicaraguan Grackle
Q. niger Greater Antillean Grackle
Q. lugubris Carib Grackle

Genus Hypopyrrhus viewedit
H. pyrohypogaster Red-bellied Grackle

Genus Lampropsar viewedit
L. tanagrinus Velvet-fronted Grackle

Genus Gymnomystax viewedit
G. mexicanus Oriole Blackbird

Genus Macroagelaius viewedit
M. subalaris Mountain Grackle
M. imthurni Golden-tufted Grackle

Genus Curaeus viewedit
C. curaeus Austral Blackbird

Genus Amblyramphus viewedit
A. holosericeus Scarlet-headed Blackbird

Genus Anumara viewedit
A. forbesi Forbes's Blackbird

Genus Gnorimopsar viewedit
G. chopi Chopi Blackbird

Genus Oreopsar viewedit
O. bolivianus Bolivian Blackbird

Genus Agelaioides viewedit
A. badius Grayish Baywing
A. fringillarius Pale Baywing

Genus Agelasticus viewedit
A. xanthophthalmus Pale-eyed Blackbird
A. cyanopus Unicolored Blackbird
A. thilius Yellow-winged Blackbird

Genus Chrysomus viewedit
C. ruficapillus Chestnut-capped Blackbird
C. icterocephalus Yellow-hooded Blackbird

Genus Xanthopsar viewedit
X. flavus Saffron-cowled Blackbird

Genus Pseudoleistes viewedit
P. guirahuro Yellow-rumped Marshbird
P. virescens Brown-and-yellow Marshbird

[edit] References

  1. Birdforum thread with reference to red pigment in Icterids

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