Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela) - HBW 16, p. 749
French: Cassique cul-jaune
Spanish: Cacique Lomiamarillo
Other common names: Lawrence’s/Saffron-rumped Cacique (vitellinus, flavicrissus)
Taxonomy: Parus Cela Linnaeus, 1758, “in Indiis”; error = Suriname.
Analysis of mitochondrial DNA indicates closer relationship with C. uropygialis than with C. haemorrhous, being genetically rather distant from latter. Races form two distinctive groups, separated by Andes: W group (vitellinus and flavicrissus) possibly represents a separate species, differing from single-species “cela group” in plumage colour and voice. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- vitellinus Lawrence, 1864 - C Panama S to N & C Colombia (Santa Marta, Tolima).
- flavicrissus (P. L. Sclater, 1860) - W Ecuador and extreme NW Peru.
- cela (Linnaeus, 1758) - lowlands E of Andes from Colombia (including Caribbean coast near Santa Marta), most of Venezuela, Trinidad, and the Guianas S to C Bolivia (Santa Cruz) and S Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul); also, coastal E Brazil (Pernambuco S to SE Bahia).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 36 videos
An active breeding colony above a small river Locality Sacha Lodge, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp cela)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2007 4 years ago 52 sec 4.8
A bird displaying inside a small colony. Locality Nieuw-Amsterdam, Commewijne District, Suriname (ssp cela)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 20 February 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 4.7
A breeding colony with a number of birds moving, calling and displaying Locality Sacha Lodge, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp cela)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2007 4 years ago 56 sec 4.6
A bird singing inside a small colony. Locality Nieuw-Amsterdam, Commewijne District, Suriname (ssp cela)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 20 February 2011 1 year ago 26 sec 4.5
Two birds displaying, enlarging and exposing their conspicuous yellow rumps Locality Junglaven, Ventuari River, Amazonas State, Venezuela (ssp cela)
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2002 6 years ago 33 sec 4.4
Several birds in a palm tree, building their nests Locality Amazonia Lodge, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp cela)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2005 6 years ago 31 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 23 photos
A bird near a nest
Locality Puerto Misahualli, Napo Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 16 October 2012 22 weeks ago 4.2
Adult bird on a branch.
Locality Zlín Zoo, Zlín, Zlín Region, Czech Republic
Tomasz Doroń 19 October 2012 24 weeks ago 4
Locality La Aurora Reserve, Paz de Ariporo, Casanare Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 31 December 2011 1 year ago 4
Carrying material to build the nest.
Locality Iranduba, Amazonas State, Brazil
Ingrid Macedo 28 June 2008 1 year ago 4
Erect a bird on a branch. Orinoco delta.
Locality Venezuela (ssp cela)
Boguslaw Roguski 18 February 2010 3 years ago 4
Locality Tambopata River, Madre de Dios Department, Peru
Marc FASOL 15 July 2011 22 weeks ago 3.8
SoundsSee all 10 recordings
Several calls by one bird while displaying. Locality Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2011 1 year ago 5
Song of males displaying Locality Awala-Yalimapo, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 23 July 2008 2 years ago 4.5
Calls and mimicry Locality Floresta Amazonica Hotel, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 18 January 2006 3 years ago 4.5
Several calls by one individual. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Two birds calls in palms, near mangrove and beach. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 26 January 2013 15 weeks ago 4
Bird perched on a high tree in the Amazon Forest mimicking parrots.The record was made of a canoe. Locality Autazes, Amazonas State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 September 2000 44 weeks ago 4