Order: Passeriformes | Family: Icteridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult, Basic | Sex: Males | Loc. Huacarpay, Cuzco
Age: Adult, Basic | Sex: Females | Loc. Huacarpay, Cuzco
Age: Adult, Basic | Sex: Male | Loc. Huacarpay, Cuzco
Age: Immature | Sex: Male | Loc. Huacarpay, Cuzco
Status: The Bobolink is generally rare, but when present around sources of food it can be common. It favors open habitats, grasslands, and agricultural fields. The Bobolink is a Boreal migrant that is nomadic but generally expected in Amazonia, the Andes and to a lesser extent on the western lowlands during the months of September – March. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, Ch.
Name in Spanish: Tordo Arrocero.
Sub-species: Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), (Linnaeus), 1758.
Meaning of Name: Dolichonyx: Gr. Dolikhos= long onux, onukhos= claw, nail.
oryzivorus : L. oryza= rice and vorus, vorare= eating, to devour.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.