Hispaniolan Oriole Icterus dominicensis

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Endemic to the island of Hispaniola, this species has the distinction of being the first member of the Greater Antillean / Black-cowled Oriole group to have been described. The Hispaniolan Oriole is widespread throughout much of the island, although it is found mainly in the lowlands and is always associated with palms to some extent, and also occurs on at least four of Hispaniola’s satellite islets. It is to some extent threatened by parasitization by the Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis). The species is largely black with a yellow patch on the scapulars, while the rump and ventral region are also yellow.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Hispaniolan Oriole (Icterus dominicensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/graori1