Jamaican oriole

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Jamaican oriole
Jamaican oriole (Icterus leucopteryx leucopteryx).jpg
At Green Castle Estate, Jamaica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Icterus
I. leucopteryx
Binomial name
Icterus leucopteryx
(Wagler, 1827)
Juvenile on San Andrés, Archipelago of San Andrés, Colombia

The Jamaican oriole (Icterus leucopteryx) is found chiefly on the island of Jamaica. On the island of San Andrès extant subspecies of the bird can be found. The species is considered extinct on the island of Grand Cayman. Subspecies are restricted geographically to their island homes. The species is closely related to the orioles of the “Northern Oriole” [2] such as the Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) rather than other Caribbean members of the genus.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Icterus leucopteryx". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Omland, Kevin; Lanyon, S.; Fritz, S. (2009). "Losses of female song with changes from tropical to temperate breeding in the New World blackbirds". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences. 276: 1971–1980. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.1626. PMC 2677260.
  3. ^ Jamarillo, A.; Burke, P. (1999). New World Icterids. Princeton University Press.