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Chrysomus icterocephalus
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Chrysomus
Swainson, 1837
Type species
Oriolus icterocephalus[1]
Linnaeus, 1766

Chrysomus is a genus of bird in the family Icteridae. Established by William John Swainson in 1837, it contains the following species:[2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Chrysomus icterocephalus Yellow-hooded blackbird northern South America
Chrysomus ruficapillus Chestnut-capped blackbird Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay, and Uruguay

The name Chrysomus is a transliteration of the Greek word khrusōma, meaning "wrought gold" or "something made of gold".[3]


  1. ^ "Icteridae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Chrysomus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

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