caciques are birds in the New World blackbird family. They are resident breeders in tropical South American to Mexico. All of the group (except the Yellow-bellied) are in currently placed in the genus Cacicus. The caciques are birds associated with woodland or forest. These are slim birds with long tails and a predominantly black plumage.
Two species have the black plumage enlivened by a red rump, five have a yellow rump and in some cases yellow on the shoulders or crissum. The two remaining species are all black with no bright color patches.
Yellow-rumped Cacique, Cacicus cela
Red-rumped Cacique, Cacicus haemorrhous
Scarlet-rumped Cacique, Cacicus uropygialis
Selva Cacique, Cacicus koepckeae
Golden-winged Cacique, Cacicus chrysopterus
Mountain Cacique, Cacicus chrysonotus
Ecuadorian Cacique, Cacicus sclateri
Solitary Cacique, Cacicus solitarius
Mexican Cacique, Cacicus melanicterus