Habitat: This Cacique species will favor humid forest, second-growth woodland and forest borders habitats in the lowlands. Distribution: This species has been reported from eastern Honduras south to southwestern Ecuador and Andes of eastern Peru. Natural History Notes: This species can be found alone and sometimes in groups of other bird species such as toucans and nunbirds. You will find them foraging mostly at high tree levels into bromeliads. Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species. Characteristics: The total length of this species varies between sexes. The male has a total length of 10 inches, whereas the female has a total length of 9 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This bird has a fairly long yellow-green bill and the iris pale blue. The plumage of the whole body is all black, with the exception of the characteristic rump of a brilliant scarlet coloration. The scarlet rump can be best observed while the bird is flying.