|Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri
Colombian name: Oropéndola Cabecicastaña
|Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia and Pico Bonito, Honduras
April 2012 and March 2015
The Chestnut-headed Oropendola is distributed from south-east Mexico through Central America to western Colombia and south-west Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is found mainly in forest but also in clearings and secondary growth. Most authorities say that it is
mainly a lowland bird up to 400 metres though HBW states that it can be found up to 1,700 m in Costa Rica. These photos were taken at the lodge at Montezuma which must be at about 1,650
Like all Oropendolas it is social, gregarious and arboreal feeding mainly in the canopy and on insects.
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