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8 Secrets Facts About The Montezuma Oropendola in Guatemala

If you are coming to Central America this magnificent bird called Montezuma Oropendola is something you can’t miss, in Guatemala, it can only be seen in the northern region of Peten. So why don’t you learn a bit more about them? Here you have some interesting facts about Montezuma Oropendola in Guatemala.

As you may know, Guatemala is a great location for wildlife and many activities related to nature and the outdoor, like birding, camping, hiking, and wildlife watching. You can find a vast variety of animals in Guatemala, great national parks, and many green areas that are perfect for this.

Watching those birds in their natural habitat is an amazing experience. I highly recommend that you plan an eco-friendly trip, that way you’re contributing a little more to save those green spaces. There’s a ton of people traveling around the world to see wildlife.

Here are some things you might want to know about them:

Facts About The Montezuma Oropendola

1. It’s very easy to tell the difference between male and female: the male is 50 cm long and the female is smaller at 38 cm long.

2. The Montezuma Oropendola lives in forest canopy, edges, and old plantations.

3. It lives in groups and builds a hanging nest of fibers and vines, high in a tree. Each colony has a dominant male, which mates with most of the females.

4. The female lays two dark-spotted white or buff eggs that hatch in 15 days.

5. Normally there are about 30 nests in a colony, but some can have up to 130 nests.

6. The nest is 2-6 ft. long that hang from the branches, with many on the same tree.

7. They can only be found in the Caribbean and the lowlands from southeastern Mexico to central Panama.

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8. The name of this species commemorates the Aztec emperor Motezuma II.

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