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Yellow-headed Blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

The Icterids are a group of small to medium, often colourful passerine birds restricted to the New World.

They include the grackles[?], New World blackbirds, and New World orioles. Despite the similar names, the latter groups are not related to the Old World Common Blackbird, which is a thrush (Turdidae), or the Old World orioles (Oriolidae).

Species are:

Family: Icteridae

Genus Dolichonyx

  • Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Genus Agelaius, American blackbirds
  • Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Agelaius flavus
  • Yellow-winged Blackbird, Agelaius thilius
  • Pale-eyed Blackbird, Agelaius xanthophthalmus
  • Unicolored Blackbird, Agelaius cyanopus
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
  • Red-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius assimilis
  • Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor
  • Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Agelaius icterocephalus
  • Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius humeralis
  • Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius xanthomus
  • Chestnut-capped Blackbird, Agelaius ruficapillus
Genus Nesopsar
  • Jamaican Blackbird, Nesopsar nigerrimus
Genus Sturnella meadowlarks[?]
  • Red-breasted Blackbird, Sturnella militaris
  • White-browed Blackbird, Sturnella superciliaris
  • Peruvian Meadowlark, Sturnella bellicosa
  • Pampas Meadowlark, Sturnella defillippi
  • Long-tailed Meadowlark, Sturnella loyca
  • Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
  • Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
Genus Xanthocephalus Genus Dives
  • Cuban Blackbird, Dives atroviolacea
  • Melodious Blackbird, Dives dives
  • Scrub Blackbird, Dives warszewiczi
Genus Euphagus
  • Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus
  • Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus
Genus Quiscalus , grackles[?]
  • Boat-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus major
  • Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
  • Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Nicaraguan Grackle, Quiscalus nicaraguensis
  • Greater Antillean Grackle, Quiscalus niger
  • Carib Grackle, Quiscalus lugubris
Genus Molothrus , cowbirds[?]
  • Bay-winged Cowbird, Molothrus badius
  • Screaming Cowbird, Molothrus rufoaxillaris
  • Shiny Cowbird, Molothrus bonariensis
  • Bronzed Cowbird, Molothrus aeneus
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
  • Giant Cowbird, Molothrus oryzivorus
Genus Icterus , New World orioles[?]
  • Moriche Oriole, Icterus chrysocephalus
  • Epaulet Oriole, Icterus cayanensis
  • Yellow-backed Oriole, Icterus chrysater
  • Yellow Oriole, Icterus nigrogularis
  • Jamaican Oriole, Icterus leucopteryx
  • Orange Oriole, Icterus auratus
  • Yellow-tailed Oriole, Icterus mesomelas
  • Orange-crowned Oriole, Icterus auricapillus
  • White-edged Oriole, Icterus graceannae
  • Spot-breasted Oriole, Icterus pectoralis
  • Altamira Oriole, Icterus gularis
  • Streak-backed Oriole, Icterus pustulatus
  • Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus
  • Troupial, Icterus icterus
  • Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula
  • Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii
  • Black-backed Oriole, Icterus abeillei
  • Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
  • Black-cowled Oriole, Icterus prosthemelas
  • Greater Antillean Oriole, Icterus dominicensis
  • Black-vented Oriole, Icterus wagleri
  • St. Lucia Oriole, Icterus laudabilis
  • Martinique Oriole, Icterus bonana
  • Montserrat Oriole, Icterus oberi
  • Audubon's Oriole, Icterus graduacauda
  • Bar-winged Oriole, Icterus maculialatus
  • Scott's Oriole, Icterus parisorum
Genus Amblycercus
  • Yellow-billed Cacique, Amblycercus holosericeus
Genus Cacicus , caciques[?]
  • Yellow-rumped Cacique, Cacicus cela
  • Red-rumped Cacique, Cacicus haemorrhous
  • Scarlet-rumped Cacique, Cacicus uropygialis
  • Selva Cacique, Cacicus koepckeae
  • Golden-winged Cacique, Cacicus chrysopterus
  • Mountain Cacique, Cacicus chrysonotus
  • Ecuadorian Cacique, Cacicus sclateri
  • Solitary Cacique, Cacicus solitarius
  • Yellow-winged Cacique, Cacicus melanicterus
Genus Psarocolius , oropendolas[?]
  • Casqued Oropendola, Psarocolius oseryi
  • Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus
  • Green Oropendola, Psarocolius viridis
  • Dusky-green Oropendola, Psarocolius atrovirens
  • Russet-backed Oropendola, Psarocolius angustifrons
  • Chestnut-headed Oropendola, Psarocolius wagleri
  • Black Oropendola, Psarocolius guatimozinus
Genus Ocyalus
  • Band-tailed Oropendola, Ocyalus latirostris
Genus Gymnostinops ,
  • Montezuma Oropendola, Gymnostinops montezuma
  • Baudo Oropendola, Gymnostinops cassini
  • Amazonian Oropendola, Gymnostinops bifasciatus
Genus Gymnomystax
  • Oriole Blackbird, Gymnomystax mexicanus
Genus Pseudoleistes , marshbirds
  • Yellow-rumped Marshbird, Pseudoleistes guirahuro
  • Brown-and-yellow Marshbird, Pseudoleistes virescens
Genus Amblyramphus
  • Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Amblyramphus holosericeus
Genus Hypopyrrhus
  • Red-bellied Grackle, Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster
Genus Curaeus
  • Austral Blackbird, Curaeus curaeus
  • Forbes' Blackbird, Curaeus forbesi
Genus Gnorimopsar
  • Chopi Blackbird, Gnorimopsar chopi
Genus Oreopsar
  • Bolivian Blackbird, Oreopsar bolivianus
Genus Lampropsar
  • Velvet-fronted Grackle, Lampropsar tanagrinus
Genus Macroagelaius
  • Golden-tufted Grackle, Macroagelaius imthurni
  • Mountain Grackle Macroagelaius subalaris

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