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Band-tailed Oropendola - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Band-tailed Cacique

Cacicus latirostris


33·2 cm

  • Basically black plumage


South America: found in tropical south-eastern Colombia and Ecuador to north-eastern Peru and extreme western Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly placed in genus Ocyalus.


Amazonian flood-plain forests, river edges and islands.



Not a lot has been recorded, but they are know to eat fruit and caterpillars; probably other insects too.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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