An enormous bird that sings a “unforgettable” song
A gorgeous, enormous bird that sings a “unforgettable” song during the male’s wooing dance, which comprises of a bowing display followed by loud gurgles and bubbling chatter!
A New World tropical icterid bird called the Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius Montezuma) can be found.
The male of this species stands 50 cm tall and weighs 520 kilos. His body is chestnut, while his head and rump are black.
Bright yellow tail with two black feathers in the middle. In addition, he has brown eyes, a long, black bill with a red tip, and two blue cheek patches with a pink wattle.
Women are similar to men, with the exception that they are 38 cm long, 230 grammes heavier, and have a smaller wattle.
Adults are more dull than children, while children have a paler, less defined bill.
This bird does not occur in El Salvador or southern Guatemala, but instead inhabits and breeds in the lowlands along the Caribbean coast from southeast Mexico to central Panama.
Additionally, it can be found in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
The historic plantations, forested edges, and forest canopy are preferred by Montezuma Oropendola.
These birds are commonly observed foraging in large flocks in trees for fruit, nectar, small animals, and large insects.
As colonial breeders, the Montezuma Oropendola birds construct hanging woven nests from fibres and vines in groups.
The young must fledge after around 30 days from the time they hatch.
Each of the 30 nests in these colonies has a dominant male who mates with the vast majority of the females.
Due to its extensive range and stable population, the Montezuma Ordonpendola is classified as Least Concern on the IUCN list of species.