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Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus prosthemelas)

Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus prosthemelas)

Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus dominicensis)

Class: Aves
Family: Icteridae
Common Name: Black-cowled Oriole
Genus: Icterus
Species Name: prosthemelas

About The Black-cowled Oriole

Black-cowled orioles are native to coastal Mexico and Central America. Their range extends from southern Mexico, down the Atlantic coast of Central America to the Isthmus of Panama and includes the entire Yucatan peninsula. In Mexico, black-cowled orioles can be found in eastern Veracruz, northern Chiapas, northern Oaxaca, and in Yucatan (Howell 1999; Howell and Webb 1995; Jaramillo and Burke 1999; Toledo 1977) The nominate subspecies is found in the northern half of the range to Nicaragua. A second subspecies, I. p. praecox, is found from Nicaragua to the southernmost reaches of the range (Jaramillo and Burke 1999; Will 1991). A vagrant black-cowled oriole was sighted as far north as Nova Scotia (MacLaren 1981).

Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Murphy, M. 2011. "Icterus prosthemelas" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Mexico to Panama
Mexico, Veracruz

Member Lifelists

North America
United States

Sites Where Observed



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