New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Selva Cacique (Cacicus koepckeae) - HBW 16, p. 747

French: Cassique de Koepcke German: Koepckekassike Spanish: Cacique de Koepcke

Taxonomy: Cacicus koepckeae Lowery and O’Neill, 1965, Balta, c. 300 m, south-east Ucayali, Peru.
Could been included in genus Archiplanus, if recognized. Morphological and biogeographical evidence indicate close relationship to C. sclateri; has been suggested that the two might be conspecific, but songs differ (though some calls similar). Has been regarded as close relative of C. chrysopterus, with the two perhaps forming a superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: W Amazonia in E Peru (Ucayali, Cuzco and Madre de Dios) and nearby W Brazil (Acre).

  • Endangered
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