Ecuador Amazon – Yellow-rumped Cacique

Sacha Lodge offers a 940-foot (275-meter) long canopy walkway at approximately 94 feet (30 meters) above the ground and the rainforest offers an unbelievable opportunity to spot dozens of animals and birds seldom seen from the ground. They are quite far away,

Ecuador Amazon - Yellow-rumped Cacique Far Away

Ecuador Amazon – Yellow-rumped Cacique Far Away

but a zoom lens helps!

Ecuador Amazon - Yellow-rumped Cacique

Ecuador Amazon – Yellow-rumped Cacique

The Yellow-rumped Cacique is a bird associated with open woodland or cultivation with large trees. This gregarious bird eats large insects and fruit. The song of the male Yellow-rumped Cacique is a brilliant mixture of fluting notes with cackles, wheezes and sometimes mimicry. There are also many varied calls, and an active colony can be heard from a considerable distance.