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Campo Troupial - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Ciro Albano
Chapada Diamantina, north-eastern Brazil, July 2009
Icterus jamacaii


Photo by Francisco Paludo
Potengi, CE, Brazil, July 2017

23–26 cm (9-10¼ in)

  • Black crown, face, throat, upper chest and wings
  • Orange back, nape, underparts and greater coverts
  • White secondaries
  • Blue skin round the eyes
  • Long black tail


South America: endemic to eastern Brazil.

It has recently been shown to have an area of range overlap with Orange-backed Troupial.


This is a monotypic species[1]. Originally considered a subspecies of the Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus).


Clearings and edges of primary and secondary caatinga, savanna and woodlands, but also sometimes found in urban areas.



Their diet consists of insects and their larvae, arthropods, invertebrates, nectar and fruit.


In Troupials, both sexes sing, sometimes in fthe form of duetting.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. SACC proposal (passed) for splitting the Troupials into three species
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)

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