Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae (Oropendolas, Orioles, Blackbirds)  
Genus: Leistes (2 species, 5 worldwide)


Peruvian Meadowlark
Peruvian Meadowlark (Leistes bellicosus albipes) Male
Mejía, Peru
  Male is blacker than female.
   

Found in open wetlands with tall grass.

Red-breasted Blackbird
Red-breasted Blackbird (Leistes militaris) Male
Puerto Boyacá, Colombia  
   

Red-breasted Blackbird
Red-breasted Blackbird (Leistes militaris) Female
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

Found in open fields.
Female from back.


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