Bar-winged Oriole (Icterus maculialatus) is endemic to the highlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. It lives in semideciduous to evergreen broadleaf and mixed forests, mainly along the Pacific slope. It also uses coffee plantations with a canopy of shade trees.
Bar-winged Orioles can be rather skulky, foraging quietly for arthropods among the dense foliage of the forest canopy. They also feed on nectar on flowers. Bar-winged Orioles breed during the wet season, when they build their pendulous, hammock-like nest under the foliage of broadleaf or coniferous trees (Eisermann & Avendaño 2018). We have observed family groups with up to four juveniles.
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