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SPECIES INFO

The Greater Antillean Oriole (Icterus dominicensis) is a species of bird in the Icteridae family found in the West Indies. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Taxonomy

The Greater Antillean Oriole was formerly included with Black-cowled Oriole but was split in 1999. It now consists of four subspecies distributed in the West Indies, one of which is a Cuban endemic and was previously treated as a distinct species, the Cuban Oriole. The nominate subspecies has also been known as the Hispaniolan Oriole.

Subspecies
  • I. d. dominicensis (Linnaeus, 1766) "? Hispaniola, including Gonāve Island, Tortuga and Īle ą Vache
  • I. d. melanopsis (Wagler, 1829) "? Cuba and Isle of Pines
  • I. d. northropi Allen, 1890 "? Bahamas (Andros, and Great and Little Abaco Islands)
  • I. d. portoricensis H. Bryant, 1866 "? Puerto Rico





                                     



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