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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. The song is given as "loud, clear, and melodic, a ringing 'cleer-cleer-clur, clulululu'." Calls are simpler but have a similar quality.
View Wikipedia Record: Amblyramphus holosericeus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
22
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.18442
EDGE Score: 1.82203

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  80 grams
Female Weight [1]  75 grams
Male Weight [1]  86 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  14.7 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  3
Incubation [3]  13 days
Migration [4]  Migratory

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
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.)

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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

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3LIFE 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
4Myers, 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 animaldiversity.org
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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