Black-and-crimson Oriole Oriolus cruentus

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Strange-looking, dark oriole. Male is glossy black with a crimson breast and wing spot, while the female is dull black overall with a dirty-pink breast and belly. Black Oriole can be similar; note Black-and-crimson’s black vent and dark bill. Favors foothill and montane forests, especially primary forest with extensive mossy growth. Often encountered singly or in pairs within mixed flocks, foraging throughout all levels of forest. Varied repertoire includes a cat-like meowing, repetitive chupping, and harsher, sharper “kek” and “chep” notes.

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