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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - New World Blackbirds

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Icteridae

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The family of New World Blackbirds is restricted to North and South America. The species are very different in size: 19 cm to 55 cm. The plumage is often black with brightly colored areas. Their food is very varied. Some species are breeding parasites, while the other species nest very differently. The hanging nests are unusual.

Psarocolius

     oseryi - Casqued Oropendola (2)
     decumanus - Crested Oropendola (4)
     viridis - Green Oropendola (1)
     atrovirens - Dusky-green Oropendola (1)
     angustifrons - Russet-backed Oropendola (8)
     wagleri - Chestnut-headed Oropendola (4)
     montezuma - Montezuma Oropendola (4)
     cassini - Baudo Oropendola (1)
     bifasciatus - Para Oropendola (3)
     guatimozinus - Black Oropendola (1)

Ocyalus

     latirostris - Band-tailed Oropendola

Cacicus

     cela - Yellow-rumped Cacique (3)
     haemorrhous - Red-rumped Cacique (1)
     uropygialis - Subtropical Cacique (1)
     chrysopterus - Golden-winged Cacique (3)
     chrysonotus - Southern Mountain Cacique (1)
     sclateri - Ecuadorian Cacique (2)
     koepckeae - Selva Cacique
     solitarius - Solitary Cacique (2)
     melanicterus - Mexican Cacique (3)

Amblycercus

     holosericeus - Yellow-billed Cacique (1)

Icterus

     icterus - Venezuelan Troupial (7)
     pectoralis - Spot-breasted Oriole (2)
     graceannae - White-edged Oriole (1)
     mesomelas - Yellow-tailed Oriole (3)
     cayanensis - Epaulet Oriole (4)
     bonana - Martinique Oriole (2)
     laudabilis - St. Lucia Oriole (2)
     oberi - Montserrat Oriole (4)
     dominicensis - Greater Antillean Oriole (9)
     prosthemelas - Black-cowled Oriole (2)
     spurius - Orchard Oriole (9)
     cucullatus - Hooded Oriole (4)
     wagleri - Black-vented Oriole (2)
     maculialatus - Bar-winged Oriole (1)
     parisorum - Scott's Oriole (3)
     auricapillus - Orange-crowned Oriole (2)
     chrysater - Yellow-backed Oriole (1)
     graduacauda - Audubon's Oriole (2)
     galbula - Baltimore Oriole (5)
     abeillei - Black-backed Oriole (3)
     bullockii - Bullock's Oriole (3)
     pustulatus - Streak-backed Oriole (6)
     leucopteryx - Jamaican Oriole (3)
     auratus - Orange Oriole (2)
     nigrogularis - Yellow Oriole (4)
     gularis - Altamira Oriole (2)

Nesopsar

     nigerrimus - Jamaican Blackbird (1)

Gymnomystax

     mexicanus - Oriole Blackbird (3)

Macroagelaius

     subalaris - Colombian Mountain Grackle (1)
     imthurni - Golden-tufted Mountain Grackle (2)

Hypopyrrhus

     pyrohypogaster - Red-bellied Grackle (2)

Lampropsar

     tanagrinus - Velvet-fronted Grackle (3)

Gnorimopsar

     chopi - Chopi Blackbird (3)

Curaeus

     curaeus - Austral Blackbird (1)
     forbesi - Forbes's Blackbird

Amblyramphus

     holosericeus - Scarlet-headed Blackbird (4)

Chrysomus

     xanthophthalmus - Pale-eyed Blackbird (1)
     cyanopus - Unicolored Blackbird (2)
     thilius - Yellow-winged Blackbird (2)
     ruficapillus - Chestnut-capped Blackbird (3)
     icterocephalus - Yellow-hooded Blackbird (2)

Xanthopsar

     flavus - Saffron-cowled Blackbird (5)

Pseudoleistes

     guirahuro - Yellow-rumped Marshbird (2)
     virescens - Brown-and-yellow Marshbird (3)

Oreopsar

     bolivianus - Bolivian Blackbird

Agelaioides

     badius - Baywing (3)

Molothrus

     rufoaxillaris - Screaming Cowbird (2)
     oryzivorus - Giant Cowbird (2)
     aeneus - Bronzed Cowbird (2)
     bonariensis - Shiny Cowbird (3)
     ater - Brown-headed Cowbird (4)

Dives

     atroviolaceus - Cuban Blackbird (2)
     dives - Melodious Blackbird (3)
     warszewiczi - Scrub Blackbird (3)

Agelaius

     phoeniceus - Red-winged Blackbird (7)
     assimilis - Red-shouldered Blackbird (1)
     tricolor - Tricolored Blackbird (3)
     humeralis - Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (1)
     xanthomus - Yellow-shouldered Blackbird (2)

Euphagus

     carolinus - Rusty Blackbird (2)
     cyanocephalus - Brewer's Blackbird (5)

Quiscalus

     quiscula - Common Grackle (8)
     lugubris - Carib Grackle (3)
     mexicanus - Great-tailed Grackle (5)
     major - Boat-tailed Grackle (5)
     palustris - Slender-billed Grackle (4)
     nicaraguensis - Nicaraguan Grackle (1)
     niger - Greater Antillean Grackle (7)

Sturnella

     militaris - Red-breasted Blackbird (1)
     superciliaris - White-browed Blackbird (2)
     bellicosa - Peruvian Meadowlark (1)
     defilippii - Pampas Meadowlark (1)
     loyca - Long-tailed Meadowlark (3)
     magna - Eastern Meadowlark (3)
     neglecta - Western Meadowlark (6)

Xanthocephalus

     xanthocephalus - Yellow-headed Blackbird (8)

Dolichonyx

     oryzivorus - Bobolink (7)

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