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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 historical decline of this species is attributed to the extensive clearance of forest, principally through timber extraction and agricultural development, and remaining fragments are subject to continuing human pressure. Despite its tolerance of modified landscapes, the species is thought to require the presence of mature forest, and much of its preferred inter-montane subtropical forest habitat has been lost (possibly over 90%) in the Andes, and continues to decrease.

 

BirdLife International 2013. Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.

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Taken on October 8, 2014