Archive for 'Icteridae'

Chestnut-headed oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)

Chestnut-headed oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)

Oropendolas are omnivores and will frequent any feeding station with fruits. They are expert weavers and their hanging nests will dangle violently in strong winds, but rarely fail for the experienced builders. Their courtship vocalization not as impressive and distinct as that of the Montezuma oropendula. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: NIKON D5 […]

Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)

Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)

An opportunistic and inquisitive individual looking for tidbits on a feeding station at Selva Verde Lodge. They are excellent weavers and make hanging nests that will withstand gusts from any thunderstorm, but perhaps their most peculiar and intriguing trait is their song during courting. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: […]

chestnut-headed oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)

Chestnut-headed oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)

Oropendolas are omnivores and will frequent any feeding station with fruits. They are expert weavers and their hanging nests will dangle violently in strong winds, but rarely fail for the experienced builders. Their courtship vocalization not as impressive and distinct as that of the Montezuma oropendula. It sounds like this: Elevation: 73 meters Aperture: ƒ/4 […]

Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus)

On the way from Porto Jofre, on the Transpantaneira, to SouthWild Pantanal I stopped several times to take a closer look at the flora and fauna. This is the first time I have seen this species, and I was in luck as the seemingly lone male that caught my attention was in fact a family. […]

Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus)

There are many species of bird harvesting pests like ticks, horseflies and other bloodsuckers from the capybaras, and they love it! This bird spent a long time picking insects, and the capybara knew exactly when to lie down on its back. The total sum of insects draw a considerable amount of blood, not to mention […]

Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)

One of several species of birds seen in the garden of Hotel do Ype. Altitude: 1021 metres. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 2500 Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi)

A common bird in Pantanal, and several resides close to the buildings of Pousada Xaraés. This one is part of a group in which one pair had chicks that perhaps the very same day had left their nest, and thus they were all trying to divert me from the chicks on the ground. They were […]