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Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Ribeirão Grande, SP, Brasil, July, 2018
Cacicus chrysopterus


Male 20·7 cm (8 in), female 19·3 cm (7½ in)
A small cacique with yellow shoulders and a yellow rump which does not extend very much up the back.
The bill is greyish-blue and the iris is usually yellow, white or occasionally pale blue.
It also has a short crest which is noticeable when raised.


South America: found from eastern Bolivia to Paraguay, southern Brazil, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid chaco, forest and deciduous woodland; backyards.



Their diet consists of insects and invertebrates, fruit and nectar.


  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. BF member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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