Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus) - HBW 16, p. 794
French: Carouge à tête rouge
Other common names: Scarlet-headed Marshbird, Orange-headed Blackbird
Taxonomy: Xanthornus (holosericeus) Scopoli, 1786, Panay island, Philippines; error = the Paraná River Delta, Argentina.
Analysis of mitochondrial DNA suggests relationship with Curaeus, but the two genera differ morphologically and behaviourally. Monotypic.
Distribution: NE Bolivia (Beni and Santa Cruz), most of Paraguay, and S Brazil (S from S Mato Grosso and Santa Catarina, occasionally Paraná and possibly also São Paulo) S to NW & E Argentina (N Salta, Córdoba, and E Chaco S to Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
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VideosSee all 12 videos
A bird perched on a branch, calling Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Anna Motis 19 August 2004 7 years ago 27 sec 4.2
Male perched on a "juncal" in the lagoon. Locality Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 15 December 2012 20 weeks ago 24 sec 3.8
An adult in a wetland Locality Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2005 6 years ago 31 sec 3.7
A male on a tree top, singing. Locality Otamendi Natural Reserve, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 September 2008 4 years ago 44 sec 3.6
A bird on top of a plant. Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 30 October 2011 1 year ago 15 sec 3.5
An adult at a feeder. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 24 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 13 photos
A bird perched on a plant.
Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 30 October 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Estancia San Antonio, El Rabon, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Horacio Luna 30 July 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Locality Ibicuy, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 11 July 2009 1 year ago 4
An adult bird feeding on grapes.
Locality Tierpark Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 22 March 2008 4 years ago 4
An adult on a branch, singing.
Locality Caiman Lodge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 2 July 2006 4 years ago 4
Individual adult male.
Locality Boa Esperança do Sul, São Paulo State, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 20 December 2011 1 year ago 3.9