Red-rumped Cacique Cacicus haemorrhous

  • © Cláudio Dias Timm

The Red-rumped Cacique is a large member of the blackbird family that ranges from the Guyanas south to Argentina.  It is a conspicuous member of the forest community and can be found roaming in large flocks and nesting colonially in trees along the forest edge.  Noisy like most forest caciques, the Red-rumped Cacique is typically found by its metallic squawking calls. The species is strikingly blue-black with a red rump and stout, tapered, pale bill.

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  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: