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Mochilero

Nest of Psarocolius decumanus

Habitat:

Colombia rainforest



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7 Comments

Alejandro Borda
Alejandro Borda 5 years ago

I found this in wikipedia must be them Psarocolius decumanus but yes only up to Panama and in Mexico its the Montezuma Oropendola the ones Lauren has seen. So in Costa Rica maybe the montezuma? Not sure.
Mochilero means backpacker. Mochila=backpack.

livingston
livingston 5 years ago

i have not seen anything like this....superb

Beautiful!! Alejandro Borda, what is Mochilero in English? Do you think they are the same Oropendolas as here in Costa Rica? I keep reading that they just go up to Panama??!!

That is so incredible!! hanging from telephone poles!! poor things at least they are hanging on and trying to survive!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Great spotting! Every once in a while here in Chiapas, Mexico we find a tree (usually a very large tree) full of Oropendola nests like this. It is not that common but so striking to find such a large grouping of nests. They are usually more isolated and scattered and are especially common hanging from telephone and electrical wires.

Alejandro Borda
Alejandro Borda 5 years ago

Hi Gilma! You should come to Colombia, I have seen there nests in other places but in the Amazon we saw these amazing trees full of nests. There are many. In Colombian or at least in the colombian Amazon they call them Mochileros.

That is so beautiful!! Oropendola nest.
I have a large family of Montezuma Oropendola about 30 individuals, and I have been looking all over the forest and trees for their nest's with no luck. In Colombia I do not know if they are called Montezuma Oropendola? You are so lucky to see them, Alejandro Borda.

Amazonas, Colombia

Lat: -4.21, Long: -69.93

Spotted on Feb 6, 2014
Submitted on Feb 8, 2014

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