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Golden-tufted Grackle - BirdForum Opus

Alternative Name: Golden-tufted Mountain Grackle, Tepui Mountain Grackle

Photo by megan perkins
Escalera, south-eastern Venezuela, November 2008
Macroagelaius imthurni


Male 28 cm
Black with long tail and golden-yellow tufts on wings (sometimes hidden)


South America: found from Venezuela to very northernmost Brazil and Guyana.


This is a monotypic species[1]. It has previously been considered part of (Columbian) Mountain Grackle


Wet subtropical epiphyte-filled forest in Tepuis areas, ranging up to higher cloud and elphin forests.


Flocks often feeding in mid story of forests.


There is very little information available, but thought to include fruit, arthropods and vertebrates.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Neotropical birds online
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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