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Blackbirds (new world) and orioles icteridae

Blackbirds (new world) and orioles   icteridae

TTri-colored Blackbirdhe New World Blackbird family Icteridae includes various small to medium-sized, often colorful song birds restricted to the Americas (New World). These birds are often referred to as Icterids. Most of them are found in the tropics, except the American Blackbirds and the Long-tailed Meadowlark. The largest number of Icterids occur in southern Mexico and in Mexico.

Many have a mostly black plumage with some yellow, orange or red markings. The bill is cone-shaped and the wings are long and pointed.

The family includes:

  • Blackbirds (Agelaius)
  • Grackles (Quiscalus)
  • Orioles (Icterus)
  • Meadowlarks (Sturnella)C
  • Cowbirds (Molothrus)
  • Bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
  • Troupials (Icterus icterus)
  • Oropendolas (Psarocolius)
  • Caciques (Cacicus)

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