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Russet-backed Oropendola

Image # 1D2_05686

Amazon River


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS and 1.4x II Teleconverter at 560 mm

ISO 800, f/8, 1/800 second

Manual Exposure

Handheld (possibly with Monopod)

Related to the Montezuma Oropendola we have seen in Costa Rica, and the Crested Oropendola we saw at the Pantanal in Brazil, these are just gorgeous, especially in flight.  We saw many of the same hanging type nests as with the other oropendola species.