Russet backed Oropendola

Psarocolius angustifrons

The Russet-backed Oropendola is a medium-sized bird belonging to the Icteridae family, commonly found in the lowlands but not often seen in montane forests. It is found in the Andes, where it is the only oropendola and easily distinguishable. The species has an olive overall appearance with rufous tones on its back and rump. Its bill can either be blackish or yellowish. The Russet-backed Oropendola usually forages in flocks in the canopy and can be seen with other oropendolas or caciques. You can spot this bird on our birdwatching tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cormejo