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Dusky-green Oropendola - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Stanley Jones
Village of Aguas Calientes, Peru, September, 2009
Psarocolius atrovirens


Photo © by Stanley Jones
Manu Road, Cock of the Rock Lodge, Challabamba, Parque Nacional del Manu, Madre de Dios Department, Peru, September 2018

Male 42 cm (16½ in); female 33 cm (13 in)

  • Dark olivaceous overall plumage
  • Paler throat and ear-coverts
  • Darker lores and wings


South America: found in the Andes of south-eastern Peru and north-western Bolivia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry and wet mountainous forests. Can often be seen along canyons, around human settlements and fruit orchards.



There is not a lot known. They appear to eat arthropods and insects, small vertebrates, fruit and nectar. They also catch moths.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2019)

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