French: Oriole de Cuba German: Kubatrupial Spanish: Turpial cubano
near Havana, Cuba
Cuba, including I of Pines and cays off N coast (Guillermo, Coco and Paredón Grande), with one record from Caguama Cay, off S coast#R.
c. 20 cm; male 35–42 g, female 30–38·5 g. Male is almost entirely black, with yellow rump, yellow lesser and median upperwing-coverts (epaulet), yellow... read more
Song lasts c. 3 seconds, comprises up to 11–12 mostly descending whistles, with narrow pitch... read more
Forest edge, woodland, parks and gardens, often near palms.
Food and feeding
Takes insects and other arthropods, small vertebrates, fruits and nectar. Chicks fed mostly with insects and spiders (Araneae), also fruit... read more
Season Feb–Jul, fledged chicks reported mostly in Jun; possibly two or three broods in a season, e.g. three nests (the first... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally very common. Common even in modified environments. More recent data on cowbird parasitism needed.
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