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Red-rumped Cacique - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Fritz73
Porto Seguro, Brazil, 9 September 2017
Cacicus haemorrhous


Photo by tf1044x
Argentina, 2002

Male 29 cm (11½ in); female 25·2 cm (10 in)

  • Glossy black overall plumage
  • Bright red lower back and rump
  • White bill
  • Pale blue iris


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. h. haemorrhous:
  • C. h. affinis:


Moist lowland primary and secondary forests, clearings and forest edges, plantations within forests and swamps.



Their diet consists of insects, arthropods, small vertebrates, fruits and wild berries.


Usually breeding in colonies.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/020E6199]. Retrieved 25 July 2021
  3. Fraga, R. (2020). Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.rercac1.01

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