Shiny Cowbird

Molothrus bonariensis - Vacher luisant

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Ictéridés

  • Genus
    :

    Molothrus

  • Species
    :

    bonariensis

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 22 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 30 cm.
  • Weight
    : 31 g
Longevity

5 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Vacher luisant
♂ adult
Vacher luisant
♀ subadult

Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) is a species of bird in the Icteridae family.

Subspecific information 7 subspecies

  • Molothrus bonariensis bonariensis (c and e Brazil to Chile, Bolivia and Argentina)
  • Molothrus bonariensis minimus (s Florida. se USA. , West Indies, the Guianas and n Brazil)
  • Molothrus bonariensis cabanisii (e Costa Rica to w Colombia)
  • Molothrus bonariensis venezuelensis (e Colombia and n Venezuela)
  • Molothrus bonariensis aequatorialis (sw Colombia and w Ecuador)
  • Molothrus bonariensis occidentalis (sw Ecuador and w Peru)
  • Molothrus bonariensis riparius (e Ecuador, e Peru and w Brazil)

Foreign names

  • Vacher luisant,
  • Tordo Renegrido,
  • Vira-bosta,
  • Seidenkuhstärling,
  • kékfejű gulyajáró,
  • Glanskoevogel,
  • Vaccaro splendente,
  • Glanskostare,
  • Silketrupial,
  • zanášač kravský,
  • vlhovec modrolesklý,
  • Silkekostær,
  • hohtoturpiaali,
  • vaquer negre,
  • starzyk granatowy,
  • Блестящий коровий трупиал,
  • テリバネコウウチョウ,
  • 紫辉牛鹂,
  • 紫輝牛鸝,

Voice song and cries

Vacher luisant
♂ adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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