Bahama Oriole Icterus northropi
Version: 2.0 — Published July 16, 2020
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Diet and Foraging
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Main Foods Taken
Birds have been seen foraging on a variety of arthropods, including many orthopterans (especially large katydids). They also eat fruit and nectar, and they frequently come to nectar feeders in towns (KEO).
Microhabitat for Foraging
Bahama Orioles in the pine forest seem to search often arthropods in dead branches.
Food Capture and Consumption
Foraging behavior has not been quantified.
Major Food Items
Very little information on diet. Nestlings are provisioned primarily with insects, supplemented with berries, and occasionally, small lizards (Anolis) (3). Presumably, the diet of adults is qualitatively similar; stomach contents of one specimen contained "the remains of a grasshopper, beetles, and seeds" (10).
Food Selection and Storage
No detailed information.