French: Oriole de Sainte-Lucie German: Saint-Lucia-Trupial Spanish: Turpial de Santa Lucía
P. L. Sclater, 1871,
Formerly considered conspecific with I. oberi. Monotypic.
St Lucia, in C Lesser Antilles.
20–22 cm; male average 39·8 g, female average 34·9 g. Male has head to upper back, breast, upperwing and tail black, feathers on neck with yellow bases; lower back, rump and... read more
Song pleasant, composed of up to 7 notes, mostly loud ascending whistles. Call a harsh “chwee”.
Found in all types of forest and woodland, including dry scrub, coastal scrub and mangroves; more... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, fruits and nectar. Fruits taken include cultivated bananas and mangoes (Mangifera indica). Chicks... read more
Season Apr–Jul. Probably monogamous. Solitary breeder. Nest a pendent basket of plant fibres, stitched to underside of palm, Heliconia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Scarce. Has extremely small global range and very... read more
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