Bahama Oriole Icterus northropi

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Icteridae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Matthew Kane
  • © Ray Wilson

Bahama Oriole is a tropical oriole native to the islands of Andros and Abaco in the Bahamas. It is one of the four Greater Antillean orioles, along with Cuban (Icterus melanopsis), Puerto Rican (Icterus portoricensis), and Hispaniolan (Icterus dominicensis) orioles. Out of the four species, Bahama Oriole is the rarest. It was extirpated from Abaco Island in the 1980s and is currently listed as “Critically Endangered” by the IUCN Red List (Birdlife International 2013). The exact cause of the decline in the Bahama Oriole population is unknown but human development and parasitism by Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) could play major roles (Price et al. 2011).


© Andrew Spencer

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

Recommended Citation

Kane, M. (2017). Bahama Oriole (Icterus northropi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.