Bahama Oriole Icterus northropi

Aiman Raza, Matthew Kane, and Kevin Omland
Version: 2.0 — Published July 16, 2020

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.

Recommended Citation

Raza, A., M. Kane, and K. Omland (2020). Bahama Oriole (Icterus northropi), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.graori3.02