First record of the Orchard Oriole (<em>Icterus spurius</em>) on Montserrat

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Steffen Oppel
James Boatswain

Abstract: On 12 April 2011 we observed a second-year male Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) in suburban dry gardens on Mongo Hill, Montserrat, West Indies. To our knowledge, this is the first record of this species on Montserrat.

Keywords: Icterus spurius, Lesser Antilles, Montserrat, Orchard Oriole

Resumen: Primer registro de Icterus spurius en Montserrat- El 12 de abril de 2011 observamos un macho del segundo año de Icterus spurius en los jardines secos suburbanos de Mongo Hill, Montserrat, Indias Occidentales. Hasta donde conocemos, este es el primer registro de esta especie en Montserrat.

Palabras clave: Antillas Menores, Icterus spurius, Montserrat

Résumé: Première mention d’Oriole des vergers (Icterus spurius) à Montserrat- Le 12 avril 2011, un Oriole des Vergers (Icterus spurius) mâle de deuxième année a été observé dans les jardins secs de la banlieue sur Mongo Hill, Montserrat, Antilles. Il semblerait que ce soit la première mention de cette espèce sur Montserrat.

Mots clés: Icterus spurius, Montserrat, Oriole des vergers, Petites Antilles

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