Scientific Name Psarocolius decumanus
Tags South America
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.
- 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.