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Crested Oropendola

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Description

Crested Oropendola

The origin of the Crested Oropendola is South America.It is a resident breeder in lowland South America east of the Andes, from Panama and Colombia south to northern Argentina, as well as on Trinidad and Tobago.

Names:

The crested oropendola also known as the Suriname crested oropendola or the cornbird (Psarocolius decumanus) is a New World tropical icterid bird.

Description:

Adult males are mainly black with a chestnut rump and a tail which is bright yellow apart from two dark central feathers. There is a long narrow crest which is often difficult to see. The iris is blue and the long bill is whitish. Females are similar but smaller, duller, and crestless.

Song:

The distinctive songs of the male include a liquid vibrato CreeeEEEoooooooooo. Both sexes have a loud clack call.

Breeding Crested Oropendola:

The Crested Oropendola is a colonial breeder which builds a hanging woven nest, more than 125 cm long, high in a tree. It lays two blotchy blue-grey eggs that hatch in 15–19 days, with  fledging between 24-36 days.

Each colony has a dominant male, which mates with most of the females following an elaborate bowing display. There may be 15-30 females and only 3-4 males.

Diet for Crested Oropendola:

Paradise Earth Insect Blend, Dried Crickets, Paradise Earth Softbill Blend and fruit.