Driving Directions
Open From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
Click Here for the mobile version of our site.
Home Page
Informacion En Espanol
Help Provide Expert Care, Adopt An AnimalGet Your Annual Pass for Unlimited Family Fun!
 
Free-Flight Aviaries Animal Fact Sheet
CRESTED OROPENDOLA
Psarcolius decumanaus

Range:
South American and the Amazon River Basion region

Oropendolas are medium sized weaver birds. They build extravagant nests that hang 3-6 feet from tree branches to keep their young safe from predators such as snakes. These birds are very social and live in flocks numbering up to 100 birds.  The Crested Oropendola has a characteristically large beak and black feathers all over with the exception of bright yellow tail feathers. Male birds are brighter than their female counterpart.


Habitat: Forests, jungles, grasslands and marshes
Diet: Insects, seeds, and fruits
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 13-17 inches
Lifespan: 15 years.
Reproduction & Offspring: 1-2 eggs laid at a time. 15-16 day incubation period.

 

Home | Animals & Habitats | Interact with Animals | Rides | Shows & Talks
Water Play Areas & More | Zoo Animals Come to You | Zoo Map | Zoo Video

Careers | Ticket Donations | Media Information | Contact Us | Site Map
Click Here to View Our Mobile Site


© 2014 Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. All Rights Reserved.