New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Ecuadorian Cacique (Cacicus sclateri) - HBW 16, p. 748

French: Cassique d’Équateur German: Trauerkassike Spanish: Cacique Ecuatoriano
Other common names: Ecuadorian Black Cacique

Taxonomy: Agelaeus sclateri A. J. C. Dubois, 1887, Ecuador.
Has in the past sometimes been placed in genus Archiplanus. Morphological and biogeographical evidence indicate close relationship to C. koepckeae; has been suggested that the two might be conspecific, but songs differ (though some calls similar). Monotypic.

Distribution: W Amazonia from S Colombia (Serranía de la Macarena) S to E Ecuador and N Peru (Loreto).

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