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Green Oropendola

Green Oropendola

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The green oropendola (Psarocolius viridis) is a species of bird in the family Icteridae. It is found in wooded habitats in the Amazon basin and Guianas of South America

 

Distribution:

The Green Oropendola has a very wide distribution in the tropical rainforests of South America. Its range includes Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru

 

Description:

The green oropendola has a pale bill with an orange tip. The head, breast and back are pale olive green, the wings are grayish-green, and the rump and underparts are chestnut. The irises are pale blue and there is a hidden crest on the back of the head. The Male oropendola is almost double the size of the female.

 

Breeding Green Oropendola:

Season Feb–Apr in Venezuela and Suriname and Jul–Dec in Brazil (Amazonas). The Green oropendola are polygamous. They are colonial breeders that build long, bag-shaped nests that dangle from the branches of a tree.

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

 

Diet for Green Oropendola:

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