English : Scarlet-headed blackbird
French : Carouge à tête rouge
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Icteridae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 25 cm and a weight of 86 g. Females smaller than males. Long and pointed black bill, black marking on lores. Black plumage except from breast, head, nape and thighs which are bright reddish-orange.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in south America, from North-East Bolivia and South Brazil to Paraguay, Uruguay and north and east Argentina. Lives in tropical and subtropical lowland marshes with tall herbs.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is globally uncommon and occurs at low densities. Argentinean population is vulnerable to habitat destruction.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Dallas World Aquarium (USA), Tierpark Berlin (Germany)
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