Oropendola, Crested

Oropendola, Crested

Psarocolius decumanus

Vital Statistics


14.5 - 18 inches


5.5 - 10 ounces


Fruits, insects, small vertebrates and occasionally nectar.


Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Lowland South America east of the Andes Mountains, from Panama to northern Argentina. Also the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

At The Zoo

Faces of the Rainforest

Did You Know?

This bird is generally silent except when the male performs a courtship dis ales. The male sings while doing the display starting with a loud “st-st-ee-ee-ee-EE-EE-EE-wooo” and ending with “chif-chif-chif” from the sound of its wings rustling as the bird regains its original position after completing the display.