Orange-backed Troupial Icterus croconotus

Brazilian name : joão-pinto

Orange-backed Troupial, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
December 2006

This species is sometimes lumped with Campo Troupial I. jamacaii into Troupial I. icterus. For notes on the taxonomy of these species see Campo Troupial.

Orange-backed Troupial, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image Orange-backed Troupial is distributed from the Guianas through the Amazon Basin to south-east Peru and from there through Bolivia into south-west Brazil and northern Argentina. It is found on the forest edge and open woodland particularly along rivers and roads.

Compared to Campo Troupial note its orange crown, nape and back. The patch of blue skin round the yellow eye is noticeably larger than in Campo Troupial.

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