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Giant Cowbird

Molothrus oryzivorus (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

The Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus) is a large passerine bird in the New World family Icteridae. It breeds from southern Mexico south to northern Argentina, and on Trinidad and Tobago. It may have relatively recently colonised the latter island. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Icteridae
Genus:
  Molothrus

Scientific:
  Molothrus oryzivorus

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.386

Protonym:
  Oriolus oryzivorus

Avibase ID:
  91375A56269BDAF0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/91375A56

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 729212

Geographic range:

  • Molothrus oryzivorus oryzivorus: E Panama to Bolivia, Paraguay, se Brazil and ne Argentina
  • Molothrus oryzivorus impacifus: Caribbean slope of s Mexico (s Veracruz) to w Panama
English:
Giant Cowbird
Czech:
vlhovec velký
German:
Riesenkuhstärling
Danish:
Kæmpekostær
Spanish:
Tordo Gigante
Finnish:
kaulusturpiaali
French:
Vacher géant
Italian:
Vaccaro gigante
Japanese:
ookouuchou
Japanese:
オオコウウチョウ
Dutch:
Grote Koevogel
Norwegian:
Stortrupial
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Stortrupial
Polish:
starzyk wielki
Portuguese:
Graúna
Portuguese (Brazil):
Iraúna-grande
Russian:
Большая воловья птица
Slovak:
zanášač veľký
Swedish:
jättekostare
Ukrainian:
Вашер великий
Chinese:
巨牛鹂


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Vacher géant ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Vacher géant ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Scaphidura oryzivora [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Scaphidura oryzivora [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Scaphidura oryzivora [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Giant Cowbird ( Scaphidura oryzivora) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivora) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Giant Cowbird ( Molothrus oryzivorus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Molothrus oryzivorus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Molothrus oryzivorus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Arawak: Tiririana
Catalan: vaquer gegant
Carib: Akàwe
Czech: Vlhovec velký
Danish: Kæmpekostær
German: Riesenkuhstärling, Riesen-Kuhstärling
English: Giant Cowbird, Rice Grackle
English (IOC): Giant Cowbird
Spanish: Chamón Gigante, Tordo Gigante, Vaquero, Vaquero Gigante, Vaquero Grande, Vaquero Pirata
Spanish (Argentine): Tordo gigante
Spanish (Colombia): Chamón Gigante
Spanish (Costa Rica): Vaquero Grande
Spanish (Ecuador): Vaquero Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Tordo Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Giant Cowbird
Spanish (Honduras): Vaquero
Spanish (Mexico): tordo gigante, Vaquero Gigante
Spanish (Nicaragua): Vaquero Grande
Spanish (Panama): Vaquero Gigante
Spanish (Peru): Tordo Gigante
Spanish (Paraguay): Tordo gigante
Spanish (Venezuela): Tordo Pirata
Finnish: Kaulusturpiaali
French: Cassique mangeur de riz, Grand Vacher, Molothrus oryzivorus, Vacher géant
Guianese Creole French: Zozo-douri
Guarani: Chopi guasu, Chopi-guasu, Guyraû guasu, Guyraû-guasu
Hungarian: óriás gulyajáró
Italian: Molotro gigante, Vaccaro gigante
Japanese: ookouuchou
Japanese: オオコウウチョウ
Scientific: Molothrus oryzivora, Molothrus oryzivorus, Molothrus oryzivorus oryzivorus, Oriolus oryzivorus, Scaphidura oryzivora
Lithuanian: Didysis karvapaukštis, didysis trupialas
Dutch: Grote Koevogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Stortrupial
Norwegian: Stortrupial
Wayampi: Wilaũ
Polish: Starzyk granatowy, starzyk wielki
Portuguese: araúna, chico-preto, Graúna, grumaré, iratuã, iraúna, iraúna-grande, japu-úna, melrão, melro, rexenxão, vira-bosta-grande
Portuguese (Brazil): araúna, chico-preto, graúna, grumaré, iratuã, iraúna, irauna-grande, Iraúna-grande, japu-úna, melrão, melro, rexenxão, vira-bosta-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): Iraúna-grande
Russian: Большая воловья птица, Большой трупиал
Slovak: Trupiálovec hrubozobý, zanášac velký, zanášač veľký
Serbian: Džinovska kravarica
Saramaccan: Hêno
Sranan: Bigikarufowru
Swedish: Jättekostare
Ukrainian: Вашер великий
Chinese: 巨牛鹂
Chinese (Traditional): 巨牛鸝

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