French: Oriole de Fuertes German: Ockerbauchtrupial Spanish: Turpial de Fuertes
Paso del Haba, 35 miles [c. 56 km] north-west of Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Coastal E Mexico from S Tamaulipas S to S Veracruz; winter range imperfectly known, but reported S Guerrero, coastal Oaxaca and W Chiapas (S Mexico).
c. 16 cm; male 20·3 g, female 21 g. A small, slender, short-tailed oriole. Male has head to chest and back, upperwing and tail black, rump and uppertail-coverts,... read more
Song 1·5–2·5 seconds long, a fast mix of chatters, clicks, buzzes and a few whistles, all notes... read more
Breeds in dense shrubs, consisting mostly of clumps of majagua (Hibiscus tiliaceus) and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, nectar and fruits. Takes nectar from brush-like inflorescences of the vine Combretum fruticosum.... read more
Season Mar–Jul; appears to be single-brooded. Presumably monogamous. Nests solitarily, perhaps semi-colonial breeder at times. Nest a bag... read more
Scant information. Believed to be a short-distance migrant, e.g. a few reported during boreal... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Poorly known; uncommon to common. Reported as common in 1954, and perhaps increasing in numbers. The estimated extent of occurrence, however, is severely... read more
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