Red-bellied Grackle

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The Red-bellied Grackle is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Red-bellied Grackle (Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster) is a species of bird in the Icteridae family. Its genus, Hypopyrrhus, is monotypic. It eats insects,frogs,mice,tiny fish,and seeds It is endemic to Colombia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

Information on the red-bellied grackle is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Authentication - This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact: References - 1. IUCN Red List (March, 2009) http://www.iucnredlist. More

Recently, we collected three Red-bellied Grackle specimens in the Central Cordillera of the Andes in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. Based on mtDNA sequences obtained from tissue samples of this new material, here we present the first phylogenetic hypothesis on the affinities of Hypopyrrhus, completing the sampling at the generic level for the grackles and allies phylogeny. METHODS Specimens were collected at two localities in the Municipality of Amalfi (Dept. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Icteridae
Genus : Hypopyrrhus
Species : pyrohypogaster
Authority : (De Tarragon, 1847)