Birds of Peru

    PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae (Oropendolas, Orioles, Blackbirds)  
Genus: Cacicus (10 species, 12 worldwide)

Yellow-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela cela)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia
  A common species that makes large communal nests consisting of individual hanging nests.

At nest. Yellow-rumped Cacique nests are less 'hanging' than related species Oropendola's nests.

Southern Mountain Cacique
Southern Mountain Cacique (Cacicus chrysonotus)
Wayqecha, Peru
  Note yellow on wings.

Red-rumped Cacique
Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous)
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

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Selva Cacique (Cacicus koepckeae) Endangered ENDEMIC

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Band-tailed Oropendola (Cacicus latirostris)

A smaller oropendola grouped by taxonomy with caciques, but sometimes seen flying with true oropendolas.

Northern Mountain Cacique
Northern Mountain Cacique (Cacicus leucoramphus)
Putumayo, Colombia  

Casqued Oropendola
Casqued Oropendola (Cacicus oseryi)
Manu Birding Lodge, Madre de Dios, Peru  
Photograph by Fernando Angulo Pratolongo   © All Rights Reserved.

Ecuadorian Cacique
Ecuadorian Cacique (Cacicus sclateri)
Piamonte, Colombia
  Note all black with light eye.
Photograph by Ruiz Burbano Alexis Antonio   © All Rights Reserved.

All black cacique with white eye.

Solitary Cacique
Solitary Cacique (Cacicus solitarius)
Ibera Wetlands, Carlos Pellegrini, Argentina  

Subtropical Cacique
Subtropical Cacique (Cacicus uropygialis)
Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia
  Note red rump.

Similar to the [Scarlet-rumped Cacique] but found mostly on eastern Andean foothills. Moves with [Russet-backed Oropendola].

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