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

Mom and baby.

 

The Red-bellied Grackle is a distinctive rare blackbird of cloud forest in the Colombian Andes. It is large, long-tailed, and heavy-billed with a bright red belly and otherwise glossy black plumage. 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.

 

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Taken on June 29, 2017