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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Molothrus bonariensis Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Icteridae Family
18cm - 22cm Length
Tropical rainforest swamp-forest Forest. montane Shrubland, plantations urban areas, gardens. Below Between   Range:- South America, Caribbean & West indes, Mexico, USA:- Florida. See`Map Habitat
Brood parasite, incubation 11–12 days. Clutch
Insects, larvae, spiders & seeds. Food  
Gregarious Habits
9698 - TSN: 179117 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Shiny Cowbird Sidnei S. dos Santos Caetité, Bahia.Brazil Song XC83901  

AKA:- Czech: Vlhovec modrolesklý
Danish: Silke Kostærling, Silkekostær
German: SeidenkKuhstärling, Seidenkuhstärling
English: Glossy Cowbird, Shiny Cowbird
Spanish: Chamón Común, Mirlo, Pájaro Vaquero, Tordo, Tordo Común, Tordo Lustroso, Tordo renegrido, Tordo renegrido y Mulata, Vaquerita, Vaquero Mirlo
Spanish (Argentine): Tordo renegrido
Spanish (Bolivia): Tordo renegrido
Spanish (Chile): Mirlo
Spanish (Colombia): Chamón Común
Spanish (Cuba): Pájaro Vaquero, Vaquerita
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Pájaro Vaquero
Spanish (Paraguay): Tordo renegrido, Tordo renegrido y Mulata
Spanish (Uruguay): Tordo Común
Spanish (Venezuela): Tordo Mirlo
Finnish: Hohtoturpiaali
French: Carouge soyeux, Molothre brunâtre, Vacher luisant
Guadeloupean Creole French: Merle de Ste Lucie
Guarani: Guyraû
Haitian Creole French: Reskiyè
Hungarian: kékfejű gulyajáró
Italian: Molotro splendente, Vaccaro splendente
Japanese: teribanekouuchou
Japanese: テリバネコウウチョウ
Latin: Molothrus bonariensis
Dutch: Glanskoevogel
Norwegian: Silketrupial
Polish: starzyk granatowy, Starzyk wielki
Portuguese: anu, azulão, azulego, caricho, chopim, chopim-gaudério, Chopim-gaudério o maria-preta, chupim, coricho, corricho, engana-tico, engana-tico-tico, Gaudério, godero, grumará, iraúna, Maria-preta, melro, papa-arroz, parasita, Pássaro-preto, vira, vira-bosta
Portuguese (Brazil): anu, azulão, azulego, caricho, chopim, chopim-gaudério, chupim, coricho, corricho, engana-tico, engana-tico-tico, gaudério, godero, grumará, iraúna, maria-preta, melro, papa-arroz, parasita, pássaro-preto, vira, Vira-bosta
Russian: Блестящий коровий трупиал
Slovak: zanášač kravský
Swedish: Glanskostare
Chinese: 紫辉牛鹂


Molothrus bonariensis
Molothrus bonariensis aequatorialis
Molothrus bonariensis bonariensis
Molothrus bonariensis cabanisii
Molothrus bonariensis minimus
Molothrus bonariensis occidentalis
Molothrus bonariensis riparius
Molothrus bonariensis venezuelensis

Molothrus bonariensis bonariensis: E Bolivia to Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and c Argentina
Molothrus bonariensis minimus: L Antilles (n to Martinique), Trinidad, Tobago, Guianas, n Brazil
Molothrus bonariensis cabanisii: E Panama (Darién) to Colombia
Molothrus bonariensis venezuelensis: Tropical e Colombia and n Venezuela
Molothrus bonariensis aequatorialis: Tropical sw Colombia to w Ecuador and Isla Puná
Molothrus bonariensis occidentalis: Extreme sw Ecuador (Loja) and w Peru (south to Lima)
Molothrus bonariensis riparius: Tropical e Peru (Río Ucayali) to lower Amazon Valley (Pará)
Source: Clements ch

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