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Golden-winged Cacique

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Cacicus chrysopterus


[edit] Identification

Male 20·7 cm, female 19·3 cm
A small cacique with yellow shoulders and a yellow rump which does not extend very much up the back. The bill is greyish-blue and the iris is usually yellow, white or occasionally pale blue. It also has a short crest which is noticeable when raised.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found from eastern Bolivia to Paraguay, southern Brazil, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Humid chaco, forest and deciduous woodland; backyards.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet includes insects, fruit and nectar.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. BF member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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