Saffron-cowled blackbird

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Saffron-cowled blackbird
Xanthopsar flavus (pair) -Argentina-6.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Xanthopsar
Ridgway, 1901
X. flavus
Binomial name
Xanthopsar flavus
(Gmelin, 1788)

Agelaius flavus Gmelin, 1788

The saffron-cowled blackbird (Xanthopsar flavus) is a species of bird in the family Icteridae, in the monotypic[2] genus Xanthopsar. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay (where it is found at the Quebrada de los Cuervos).

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and pastureland.

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Xanthopsar flavus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Thomas M. Brooks; John D. Pilgrim; Ana S. L. Rodrigues & Gustavo A. B. Da Fonseca (2005). "Conservation status and geographic distribution of avian evolutionary history". In Andy Purvis; John L. Gittleman & Thomas Brooks (eds.). Phylogeny and Conservation. Conservation Biology. 8. Cambridge University Press. pp. 267–294. ISBN 978-0-521-82502-3.