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Yellow-rumped Cacique

Yellow-rumped Cacique

Scientific name: Cacicus cela
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

The Yellow-rumped Cacique breeds in much of northern South America from Panama and Trinidad south to Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil. The Yellow-rumped Cacique is a bird associated with open woodland or cultivation with large trees. This gregarious bird eats large insects and fruit.

It is a colonial breeder, with up to 100 bag-shaped nests in a tree, which usually also contains an active wasp nest. The females build the nests, incubate, and care for the young. Each nest is 3045 cm long and widens at the base, and is suspended from the end of a branch. Females compete for the best sites near the protection of the wasp nest.

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Doug J15-May-2008 14:57
Thanks for the ID!
Guest 15-May-2008 12:26
Yellow-Rumped Cacique