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|Yellow Hooded Blackbird |
Family - Orioles
Local Names - Yellow Headed Marsh Blackbird
Range - Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil and Peru
Yellow Hooded Blackbird, Male, black all over with a bright yellow head, throat and upper breast.The bill is black. The coloration on the female is somewaht different. The size is between 21-26 cm (8-10 in) and weight of 44-100 g (1.55-3.53 ounces).
This bird is resident in Trinidad and widely distributed. They tend to roost in noisy large flocks and can be seen among the water hyacinths, on mangrove trees and amidst tall grasses.
It feeds on aquatic insects, grain, and weed seeds. Large flocks glean weed seeds and waste grain from fields, moving in a characteristic rolling or leap-frog motion where birds in the back of the flock fly up and land at the front of the flock. They can sometimes be seen feeding in the company of grackles.
Yellow Hooded Blackbird - Female, the head, throat and upper breast are yellow. The upper parts are black tinged with brown giving a streaked appearance. The underparts are brown with tinges of yellow. The size is between 21-26 cm (8-10 in) and weight of 44-100 g (1.55-3.53 ounces).
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- [2006-05-13 7:00]
Very nice bird, great shot.
This is a new bird to me. What a lovely colour combination. The yellow head stands out. The image a bit light. I have uploaded a workshop. :-)
- [2006-05-14 2:35]
Striking colors on that bird, Meerkat.
Good values on the black plumage.
Good POV. TFS. : )