Family New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Least Concern

Bar-winged Oriole (Icterus maculialatus)


Taxonomy

French: Oriole unifascié German: Bindentrupial Spanish: Turpial alibarrado
Taxonomy:

Icterus maculi-alatus

Cassin

, 1848,

Veracruz, Mexico; error = Cobán, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Mexico (E Oaxaca and Chiapas) across C Guatemala to N El Salvador; also SW Honduras, where status uncertain#R.

Descriptive notes

20·5–23 cm; 31–59 g. Male has head to upper breast and back black, rump yellow, underparts below breast golden-yellow; upperwing black, yellow shoulder patch (lesser and... read more

Voice

Song a slow series of whistles and warbles. Common call a dry chatter.

Habitat

Xeric oak (Quercus) scrub and woodland, semi-deciduous woodland, open areas; mostly at 500... read more

Food and feeding

Little information. Diet probably insects and other arthropods, fruit and nectar. Visits flowering trees (possibly Erythrina) with... read more

Breeding

Birds in breeding condition during May–Jun. No other information.

Movements

Some local movements apparent, perhaps related to blooming seasons of trees.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Locally rare to uncommon, and generally scarce. Total range covers c. 80,... read more

Recommended citation

Fraga, R. (2019). Bar-winged Oriole (Icterus maculialatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/62262 on 22 April 2019).