Baudo Oropendola Psarocolius cassini

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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. 

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  • 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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bauoro2