Order: Passeriformes | Family: Icteridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males and Females | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Immature Male | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. West (left) and East (right) of the Andes
Status: The Shiny Cowbird is common to uncommon in Amazonia. It is also common on the western lowlands and foothills west of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Tordo Brilloso.
Sub-species: Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis occidentalis), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1892. Extreme SW Ecuador (Loja) and W Peru.
(Molothrus bonariensis riparius) Griscom and Greenway, 1937. E Ecuador, E Peru, and Amazon Valley in Brazil (E to Obídos).
Meaning of Name: Molothrus: Gr. Molothros= uninvited guest (Merriam 1884). bonariensis: L. Bonaria Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mod Buen aire, fair air.
- 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.