ECUADOR Chocó and Amazon Rainforest, Cloud Forests - Sunwaysite

ECUADOR Chocó and Amazon Rainforest, Cloud Forests

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Russet-Backed Oropendola

Nikkor 200-500 VR/TC 14 III @700mm, f8, ISO 1250; Nikon D750
A male performing bowing display at the nest. Just as https://tinyurl.com/theCacique they are colonial (monogamous) birds.
We’ve seen them raiding nests in the cacique colony. They like nesting in the safety of cacique empty nests (using one of them for nesting).
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