Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

Caciques

Yellow-rumped Cacique
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The caciques a part of the New World (Americas) blackbird family.


Distribution / Range

They are resident breeders in tropical South America and north to Mexico, where they inhabit open woodland or denser forests.

They are typically seen in small groups.


Breeding / Nesting

Most are colonial breeders. They construct long, hanging, bag-shaped nests - several of which are hung up in a tree suspended from the end of a branch.

They maychoose a tree with an active wasp nest as a deterrent to predators.

The eggs are incubated by the female alone.


Description

These slim birds have long tails and a predominantly black plumage. The long pointed bill is pale greenish, yellowish or bluish - depending on species. Most adult caciques have blue eyes. Females are usually smaller than the males.


Diet / Feeding

Caciques mostly feed on large insects and fruit.


Calls / Vocalizations

These vocal birds roduce a wide range of songs, sometimes including mimicry.

Yellow-winged Cacique

Species



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