Yellow-rumped cacique

Cacicus cela

The yellow-rumped cacique is a highly social bird that nests in colonies. More than 100 nests have been counted in a single tree, presumably providing protection in numbers. The symphony of sounds emanated from a colony is truly remarkable, complete with fluting notes, cackles, clucks and wheezes.


 

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 9 to 11.5 in
habitatHabitat: Forest edges, woodlands, agricultural areas and towns
dietDiet: Invertebrates, berries, fruits and leaves