Streak-backed oriole

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Streak-backed oriole
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Icterus
I. pustulatus
Binomial name
Icterus pustulatus
Wagler, 1829
Icterus pustulatus map.svg
Distribution of I. pustulatus

The streak-backed oriole (Icterus pustulatus) is a medium-sized species of passerine bird from the icterid family (the same family as many blackbirds, meadowlarks, cowbirds, grackles, and others, including the New World orioles). It is native to Central America and Mexico and is an occasional visitor to the United States.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]


It is native to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and an occasional visitor to the Southwestern United States.[1]

Its natural habitat consists of woodland, savanna, grassland and shrubland, it prefers open arid woodland, typically with a strong presence of mimosa.[2]


The following subspecies are currently recognized:[3]

  • Icterus pustulatus alticola W. Miller & Griscom, 1925
  • Icterus pustulatus dickermani A. R. Phillips, 1995
  • Icterus pustulatus graysonii Cassin, 1867
  • Icterus pustulatus interior A. R. Phillips, 1995
  • Icterus pustulatus maximus Griscom, 1930
  • Icterus pustulatus microstictus Griscom, 1934
  • Icterus pustulatus pustulatus (Wagler, 1829)
  • Icterus pustulatus pustuloides Van Rossem, 1927
  • Icterus pustulatus sclateri Cassin, 1867
  • Icterus pustulatus yaegeri A. R. Phillips, 1995


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Icterus pustulatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Ihnacik, R. (2006). "Icterus pustulatus (on line)". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Icterus pustulatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 January 2013.

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