Brazilian name: tecelão
|São Paulo state, Brazil
The Golden-winged Cacique is distributed in south-east Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and adjacent Argentina. There is a disjunct population on the east slope of the Andes in southern Bolivia and northern Argentina. It is found in forest and deciduous woodland.
It is a small cacique with yellow shoulders and a yellow rump which does not extend very much up the back. The bill is greyish-blue and the iris is usually yellow, white or occasionally pale blue, as in the case of photos 1 and 2. It also has a short crest which is noticeable when raised as in photo 4.
|Unlike the Yellow-rumped Cacique C. cela or the Red-rumped Cacique C. haemorrhous, the Golden-winged Cacique does not nest colonially. The nest is a similar hanging basket but it tends to be placed quite low in the trees.
Usually seen in small groups rather than flocks, it
feeds on fruit and insects.