Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae (Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds)  
Genus: Cacicus (8 species, 12 worldwide)


Yellow-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela cela)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia
  A common species that makes large communal nests consisting of individual hanging nests.
   

At nest. Yellow-rumped Cacique nests are less 'hanging' than related species Oropendola's nests.

Red-rumped Cacique
Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous affinis)
Iguazu National Park, Argentina  
   


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Band-tailed Oropendola (Cacicus latirostris)
   


A smaller oropendola grouped by taxonomy with caciques, but sometimes seen flying with true oropendolas.

Northern Mountain Cacique
Northern Mountain Cacique (Cacicus leucoramphus leucoramphus)
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia  
   


Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Scarlet-rumped Cacique (Cacicus microrhynchus microrhynchus)
Soberania National Park, Panama  
   


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Ecuadorian Cacique (Cacicus sclateri)
   


All black cacique with white eye.

Solitary Cacique
Solitary Cacique (Cacicus solitarius)
Ibera Wetlands, Carlos Pellegrini, Argentina  
   


Subtropical Cacique
Subtropical Cacique (Cacicus uropygialis)
Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia
  Note red rump.
   

Similar to the Scarlet-rumped Cacique but found mostly on eastern Andean foothills. Moves with Russet-backed Oropendolas.


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