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Amblyramphus holosericeus (Scarlet-headed Blackbird)

Wikipedia Abstract

The scarlet-headed blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus) is an icterid bird of southern South American wetlands.This species is about 24 cm long. The bill is oddly shaped: long, slender, and very sharp, looking almost upturned. Adults of both sexes are described by their name. Juveniles have entirely black plumage; orange-red feathers first appear on their breast and throat, later spreading to the neck, head, and thighs.
View Wikipedia Record: Amblyramphus holosericeus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.18442
EDGE Score: 1.82203


Male Weight [3]  71 grams
Clutch Size [1]  3
Incubation [1]  13 days
Migration [2]  Migratory


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Beni savanna Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Southwest Amazon moist forests Peru, Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
El Palmar National Park II   Entre Rios, Argentina  
Estacion Biologica Beni Biosphere Reserve VI 335178 Bolivia  
Estancia el Trebol   Paraguay      
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Parque Atlantico Mar Chiquita Nature Reserve VI 706059 Cordoba, Argentina  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina
Reserva Natural Otamendi Strict Nature Reserve Ia   Buenos Aires, Argentina  
San Rafael, Reserva de Recursos Manejados Managed Resource Reserve VI 165840 Paraguay  
Ybycu'í National Park II 13915 Paraguay  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cerrado Brazil No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Amazon World
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Dallas World Aquarium
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Parc de Lunaret
Parc Merveilleux
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Toronto Zoo
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo de La Fleche
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Zürich
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by 1LIFE HISTORY TRAITS AND BREEDING SUCCESS OF THE SCARLET-HEADED BLACKBIRD (AMBLYRAMPHUS HOLOSERICEUS) IN THE ARGENTINEAN PAMPAS, Gustavo J. Fernández, Myriam E. Mermoz, Paulo E. Llambías, & E. Manuela Pujol, ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 18: 407– 419, 2007 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at 3Hartman FA 1961. Locomotor mechanisms of birds. Smithson Misc Collect 143:1–91
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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