Notice for readers: On March 31, Neotropical Birds will be integrated into the new Birds of the World, a powerful research database offering species accounts for every species on earth. Learn more at While Birds of the World is a subscription service, we remain committed to offering this content to Neotropical Birds contributors and to those unable to pay for it through our scholarship program. Stay tuned.

Baudo Oropendola Psarocolius cassini

  • © Alonso Quevedo Gil

The Baudo Oropendola is mysterious and rare blackbird of northwestern Colombia.  It is huge, black below and chestnut above with a bare pink facial patch, golden tail, and a heavy, triangular bill with a golden tip.  With a tiny distribution in lowland humid forest between 100 and 365 meters in elevation, this species is considered to be endangered by the IUCN Red List due to potential human development of its habitat.  Specifically, the Baudo Oropendola is thought to favor primary forest along rivers, but a paucity of information and observations has limited a complete understanding of its distribution. 

Help complete this species

There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. There's a role for everyone!

Learn more

Song and wing rattle

© Kathi Borgmann

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Baudo Oropendola (Psarocolius cassini), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: