chestnut-colored body with darker wings (Panama; 2008-06-12)

Chestnut-headed Oropendola
Zarhynchus wagleri

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: like all oropendolas, this species builds hanging nests that droop in clusters from the outer branches of large trees; little sexual dimorphism.

in flight; yellow tail; blue iris; large yellowish bill (Panama; 2008-06-12)

dorsal view; the large pale bill is highly distinctive (Panama; 2008-06-12)

a colony of hanging nests (Panama; 2008-06-12)

single hanging nest (Panama; 2008-06-12)

nest under construction, showing how it is built (Panama; 2008-06-12)