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Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster (Red-bellied Grackle / Cacique candela) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster (Red-bellied Grackle / Cacique candela)

The Red-bellied Grackle is a distinctive rare blackbird of cloud forest in the Colombian Andes. Red-bellied Grackles moves through the forest in groups, giving a variety of calls. While it has been recorded from all three ranges of the Andes in Colombia, contemporary localities are few. Deforestation is thought to have been a major reason for declines.

Source: Neotropical Birds Online: neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/speciesoverview?p_p_...

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Taken on December 12, 2012