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Bahama Oriole

Icterus northropi

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A sleek inhabitant of wooded areas that will venture into gardens and parks in search of flowers and fruit; prefers areas with palms. The adult is distinctive with a black back, head, and chest contrasting with a bright yellow to yellow-orange belly, rump, and shoulders. Immatures are yellow-green to yellow-orange, sometimes with a scraggly black beard, but note the bright yellowish shoulders. Female and immature Orchard Orioles are similar, but are smaller, and lack the bright shoulders. Song consists of lilting whistled notes rising up and down in patch. Calls include a whistled “suh-wee-eee, a quick “pwi” or “pwit-pwit,” and a scratchy “weet.”

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