Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi


Allcorn, R. I.; Hilton, G. M.; Fenton, C.; Atkinson, P. W.; Bowden, C. G. R.; Gray, G. A. L.; Hulme, M.; 1,5, Madden, J.; Mackley, E. K.; Oppel, S. 2012. Demography and Breeding Ecology of the Critically Endangered Montserrat Oriole. The Condor 114(1): 227-235.

Anon. 2006. Ash in de air - impacts on the Centre Hills.

Arendt, W. J.; Gibbons, D. W.; Gray, G. 1999. Status of the volcanically threatened Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi and other forest birds in Montserrat, West Indies. Bird Conservation International 9: 351-372.

Bowden, C. G. R.; Fenton, C.; Gray, G. A. L.; Mackley, L.; Hilton, G. M.; Atkinson, P. W. 2001. The Monstserrat Oriole: in trouble again. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 37: 100.

Collar, N.J. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2013. Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

Gibbons, D. W.; Smith, K. W.; Atkinson, P.; Pain, D.; Arendt, W. J.; Gray, G.; Hartley, J.; Owen, A.; Clubbe, C. 1998. After the volcano: a future for the Montserrat Oriole? RSPB Conservation Review, pp. 97-101. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, UK.

Hilton, G. M.; Atkinson, P. W.; Gray, G. A. L.; Arendt, W. J.; Gibbons, D. W. 2003. Rapid decline of the volcanically threatened Montserrat oriole. Biological Conservation 111: 79-89.

Hilton, G.M., Gray, G.A.L., MacNamara, S. and Bowden, C. 2002. Montserrat Oriole ups and downs. Cotinga 17: 7.

Jaramillo, A.; Burke, P. 1999. New World blackbirds: the icterids. Christopher Helm, London.

Marske, K. A.; Ivie, M. A.; Hilton, G. M. 2007. Effects of volcanic ash on the forest canopy insects of Montserrat, West Indies. Environmental Entomology 36: 817-825.

Oppel, S., Cassini, A., Fenton, C., Daley, J. and Gray, G. 2014a. Population status and trend of the Critically Endangered Montserrat Oriole. Bird Conservation International 24(2): 252-261.

Oppel, S., Gray, G., Daley, J., Mendes, S., Fenton, C., Galbraith, G., Daniel, S. and Millett, J. 2015. Important Bird Areas - Montserrat. British Birds 108(2): 80-96.

Oppel, S., Hilton, G., Ratcliffe, N., Fenton, C., Daley, J., Gray, G., Vickery, J. and Gibbons, D. 2014b. Assessing population viability while accounting for demographic and environmental uncertainty. Ecology 95(7): 1809-1818.

Oppel, S., Hilton, G.M., Allcorn, R., Fenton, C., Matthews, A.J. and Gibbons, D.W. 2013. The effects of rainfall on different components of seasonal fecundity in a tropical forest passerine. Ibis 155: 464-475.

Owen, A. 2000. The collection of eight Montserrat Orioles Icterus oberi and their establishment at Jersey Zoo. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 36: 51-61.

Raffaele, H., Wiley, J., Garrido, O., Keith, A., and Raffaele, J. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London.

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BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Icterus oberi. Downloaded from on 24/08/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/08/2019.