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  • Every species of oropendola had a different species of cockroach living in its nest.

    One River

  • Between the two areas there are at least 60 restricted range species including the Chocó tinamou (VU) (Crypturellus kerriae), Baudó oropendola (EN) (Psarocolius cassini), viridian dacnis (Dacnis viguieri), crested ant-tanager (Habia cristata), Lita woodpecker (Piculus litea), and plumbeous forest-falcon (EN) (Micrastur plumbeus) just to name a few.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests

  • Schultes doesn’t know a beetle from a bat, but he knows the jungle, and as they paddled along he noticed some oropendola nests hanging over the river.

    One River


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  • A bird associated with forests, sometimes open woodlands. It is a colonial breeder that keeps several long woven basket nests in a tree, each hanging from the end of a branch. A gregarious bird that eats large insects and fruit. Oropendolas are very vocal and produce a wide range of songs, including mimicry.

    February 11, 2007