Mountain Cacique Cacicus chrysonotus

(aka Northern Mountain Cacique Cacicus leucoramphus)
Mountain Cacique, Leymembamba, Amazona, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Peru and Ecuador

The Mountain Cacique is distributed from Venezuela to Central Bolivia. Some authorities such as Birdlife International split the species into Northern Mountain Cacique C. leucoramphus and Southern Mountain Cacique C. chrysonotus with their respective Northern and Southern distributions.

Mountain Cacique, Guango Lodge, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image It is very similar in appearance to Yellow-rumped Cacique C. cela but in this species the yellow rump does not extend into the longer tail.

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