Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) - HBW 16, p. 755
French: Cassique de Montezuma
Spanish: Cacique de Moctezuma
Other common names: Great Oropendola
Taxonomy: Cacicus Montezuma Lesson, 1831, Mexico.
Sometimes placed in genus Gymnostinops. Forms a species group with P. guatimozinus and P. cassini, and all three possibly conspecific; P. bifasciatus and P. yuracares sometimes considered part of same group. Monotypic.
Distribution: Atlantic slope of E Mexico from San Luis Potosí S to Quintana Roo, and Caribbean slope from Belize S to C Panama (Colón).
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VideosSee all 11 videos
A male displaying. Locality Rancho Naturalista, Cartago Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Alex García · Videoaves 27 June 2010 2 years ago 39 sec 4.8
Male birds' mating display Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala
Alexander Grimwade 22 March 2010 3 years ago 23 sec 4.6
Bird perched on branch looking around then scratching Locality Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Desmond Allen 8 February 2011 1 year ago 13 sec 4.3
A bird feeding on a banana and rubbing its bill Locality Turrialba, Cartago Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Peter Nash 9 March 2002 7 years ago 34 sec 3.6
A male displaying Locality El Naranjo, San Luis Potosí State, Mexico (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Will Carter 27 April 2007 5 years ago 14 sec 3.5
Beginning to weave a nest along a palm leaf Locality Tortuguero, Limón Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Joe Angseesing 26 March 2012 1 year ago 23 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 15 photos
Adult seen in a tree.
Locality Arenal Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna, Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
David Lingard 20 March 2009 1 year ago 3.9
This bird was high in a tree on an island in Lake Nicaragua.
Dannie Polley 31 March 2005 2 years ago 3.5
Locality Cahuita National Park, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 11 October 2012 25 weeks ago 3.3
BIRD IN A TREE
Locality Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
ANTHONY VILLAUME 45 weeks ago 3.1
A "Oropendola" resting with his beautiful yellow tail.
Locality Finca Los Ñaños, Tucurrique, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Juan Fdo. Alvarez Castro 28 March 2013 7 weeks ago 3
Bird perched on a tree in a colony with several nests, in open area near the forest.
Locality Banano River, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Antonio Silveira 10 March 2013 8 weeks ago 3