- Icterus melanopsis
- Yellow on rump, vent and shoulders
Non-descript buffy-brownish and can be confusing compared to both adults and other oriole species.
Has black upper-tail coverts in contrast to Hispaniolan Oriole.
Found on Cuba and adjacent Isle of Pines.
Often found near palms from sea level up to mid elevation.
Palms are used both for nesting and for foraging.
Food includes fruit, nectar, insects, and flowers.
Song activity just after dawn but is not common.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Thread in the Taxonomy forum discussing the possible splitting of this species
- This page at Birdlife International relates a proposal to split all four Greater Antillean Orioles into separate species, and raise concern for the Bahamas form
- 51st supplement to the AOU checklist of North American birds
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Cuban Oriole. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Cuban_Oriole
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