I was very excited the first time we saw this big bird and could not wait to get an image of one. Turns out that was not going to be a problem as they were quite common and in fact became a bit of a nuisance. They are so big (20″ tall) that they scatter all of the other birds when they come around. Still they are a very cool bird and make this crazy call. I tried to record it myself, but never got it done. Here is a video I found on YouTube, what isn’t on there? Oropendola Call from You Tube
These birds are in the same family as blackbirds and orioles. You can see all of Oropendola images and order prints…HERE.