French: Oriole orange German: Goldtrupial Spanish: Turpial yucateco
Mérida, north Yucatán, Mexico
SE Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula S to SC Campeche) and extreme NE Belize; also islands of Mujeres and Cozumel, off NE Quintana Roo.
19–21 cm; 26·7–36·1 g, one female 27 g. A small, slender oriole. Male has black lores and black median throat stripe extending to upper breast; rest... read more
Song a slow series of alternating ascending and descending whistles; also a fast “... read more
Seasonally deciduous forest, mesic to arid woodland and scrub, second growth, abandoned farmland;... read more
Food and feeding
Not much information. Diet presumably insects and other arthropods, fruits and nectar. Commonly feeds on fruits of native tree Talisia... read more
Season Jul; one colony was asynchronous, some pairs building nests while others feeding fledglings. In Quintana Roo both solitary and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common. Found in Sian Ka’an and Calakmul Biosphere Reserves, in Mexico, and commonly seen around protected Maya ruins.
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