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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Icteridae
Genus:Pseudoleistes
Genus species:Pseudoleistes virescens

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:23.5 cm
Identification:The brown and yellow marshbird has brown above, yellow patches at the bend in the wing, and a dark brown throat and chest.
Habitat:Marshes, moist grasslands, farmland
Diet:Carnivore: invertebrates
Reproduction:The brown and yellow marshbird is an early breeder and is on eggs by late September. A clutch size is 3-4 eggs. The female builds the nest and incubates the eggs entirely by herself.
Flocks can grow as large as 20+ birds.
Behavior:Brown and yellow marshbirds forage on the ground.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Once the young hatch, up to eight 'helper' brown and yellow marshbirds will arrive at the nest and feed the young.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern South America Date:1976-01 Subjects:perching birds
Brown and yellow marshbird
Icteridae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata