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Psarocolius angustifrons

Psarocolius angustifrons (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Icteridae
Genus: Psarocolius
Species: Psarocolius angustifrons
Subspecies: P. a. alfredi - P. a. angustifrons - P. a. atrocastaneus - P. a. neglectus - P. a. oleagineus - P. a. salmoni - P. a. sincipitalis


Psarocolius angustifrons (Spix, 1824)

Vernacular names


Avium species novae, quas Brasiliam ... 1 p.66 pl.62

The Russet-backed Oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons) is a species of bird in the Icteridae family. It is found in wooded habitats in the highlands of the northern and central Andes and the Venezuelan Coastal Range, and in lowlands of the western Amazon. It is generally common and widespread. Males are larger than females, but otherwise the genders are similar. Its plumage is mainly olive and brown, and the outer rectrices are contrastingly yellow. The lowland nominate subspecies has a black bill, while the highland subspecies all have pale bills. These have been regarded as separate species, but as they hybridize freely, all major authorities now regard them as a single species.


* BirdLife International 2004. Psarocolius angustifrons. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Speciokes. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.

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