30 December, 2009

Black-cowled Oriole

Scientific Name: Icterus prosthemelas

Population Estimate: 50K-500K

Range / Habitat: Yucatan and Central America in subtropical and tropical lowland moist forest.

Field Notes: Males (above) unmistakable with completely black head, neck, back, wings and tail on an otherwise yellow body, including shoulder, belly, vent, and rump. No wing bars. Allopatric with Black-vented Oriole which, indeed, has a black vent.

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