Olive Oropendola Psarocolius bifasciatus

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The Olive Oropendola is a widespread species of large blackbird in northern lowland South America.  Three main subspecies exist and vary from being mostly pale olive on the head and chest and chestnut on the wings, flanks, and back to having black on the head and chest, also with chestnut on the wings, flanks, and back.  All Olive Oropendolas, regardless of subspecies, have a pale, bare cheek patch and a black bill tipped in red.  The species prefers terra firme to varzea forest in its vast range in the Amazon Basin.

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Recommended Citation

Olive Oropendola (Psarocolius bifasciatus), 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/olioro1