French: Oriole de Martinique German: Braunkopftrupial Spanish: Turpial de Martinica
Martinique, in C Lesser Antilles.
18–21 cm; one bird 29 g. Male has head to nape and most of breast dark chestnut to orange-chestnut, mantle, upper back, upperwing and tail blackish; lower back and rump... read more
Song, infrequently recorded, consists of soft warbles. Call a harsh, scolding “cheeu”.
Mangroves, dry forest on limestone soils, also humid forest, plantations and towns; seems to prefer... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods; fruits, nectar. Animal items include caterpillars, ants (Formicidae) and stick-insects (Phasmida); feeds on... read more
Season Dec–Jul, mostly from Feb. Presumably monogamous. Nest a shallow pendent basket woven from strong fibres, often palm fibres, usually... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Common. Estimated total population at least 10,000 individuals; density 2·4 birds/ha in C... read more
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