Order: Passeriformes | Family: Icteridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. W Colombia | Southeast Peru
Status: The Giant Cowbird is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in the humid forest of extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. The Giant Cowbirds also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Tordo Gigante.
Sub-species: Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus oryzivorus), (J. F. Gmelin), 1788.
Meaning of Name: Molothrus: Gr. Molothros= uninvited guest (Merriam 1884). 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.