French: Oriole d'Hispaniola German: Hispaniolatrupial Spanish: Turpial de La Española
Santo Domingo, Hispaniola
Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and outlying islands (Tortue, Gonâve, Î-à-Vache and Saona).
20–22 cm; male 35–38·3 g, female 33–40 g. Male has head to back and down to belly and upper flanks black, rump and uppertail-coverts yellow;... read more
Song a series of high-pitched whistles. Common calls a sharp “kt” and a harsh “... read more
Broadleaf forest with palms, shade coffee plantations with palms; rarer in xeric woodland and scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, nectar and fruit. Nectar taken from flowers of Erythrina, also those of cultivated plants such as oranges and agaves... read more
Season Mar–Jun. Nest a pensile bag of plant fibres (mostly palm fibres), lined with cotton-like material, attached to underside of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common and widespread throughout range. Population may suffer some decline owing to brood parasitism by recently arrived Molothrus... read more
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