Crested Oropendola

  • CRESTED OROPENDOLA

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Scientific Name Psarocolius decumanus

Description

The Crested Oropendola is a medium sized blackbird that has a citron yellow beak and electric yellow tail feathers. It ranges in length from thirteen to seventeen inches long. The males are clearly larger than the females.

Fun Facts

  • Female Oropendolas weave spherical nests out of grass and palm fibers. These nests measure from three to six feet in length.
  • Each colony has a dominant male, which mates with most of the females following an elaborate bowing display.

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