Order: Passeriformes | Family: Icteridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Iquitos, Loreto
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Iquitos, Loreto
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. E Colombia| S Brazil
Status: The Red-breasted Blackbird is uncommon and local in open and semi-open habitats along rivers as well as agricultural land in Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Pecho Colorado Grande.
Sub-species: Red-breasted Blackbird (Leistes militaris), (Linnaeus), 1758.
Meaning of Name: Leistes: Gr. a robber, a plunderer. Meadowlarks sometimes take eggs and small young form other birds nests.. militaris: L. militaris military, martial, soldier.
Note: Formerly known as Sturnella militaris.
- 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.