Yellow-tailed Oriole (Icterus mesomelas)
Order: Passeriformes | Family: Icteridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Status: The Yellow-tailed Oriole is fairly common in the lowlands and foothills of Northwest Peru generally at elevations below 1,400 m. It also occurs in the Marañon Valley where it is the only oriole. It also occurs in Co and Ec.
Name in Spanish: Bolsero de Cola Amarilla
Sub-species: Icterus mesomelas taczanowskii Ridgway, 1901.
Meaning of Name: Icterus: Gr. Ikteros= Yellow bird. mesomelas: Gr. Meso=half , middle; Melas=black.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum.
http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 7/09/2014.
- Sitewide References.