Nonnatives - Spot-breasted Oriole

Spot-breasted Oriole - Icterus pectoralis

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960

Extirpated year:

Established status: Populations are confirmed breeding and apparently self-sustaining for 10 or more consecutive years.

Estimated Florida range: 4 counties  At least 10 years, 6 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Declining

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: Native to Central America, where it is commonly kept as a pet. Likely introduced in Florida through the pet trade. Effect on native species is unknown, and no concerted effort to control populations is planned or underway.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Exotic plant community, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1960   At least 10 years  
Broward 1967   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Collier 1977   Not reported breeding  
Dade 1949   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Indian River 1977   Not reported breeding  
Martin 1949   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Palm Beach 1961   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Polk 1949   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Saint Lucie 1949   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Sarasota 1977   Not reported breeding  

References

James, F. C. 1997. Nonindigenous Birds. Pages 139-156 In Strangers Among Us: Impact and management of nonindigenous species in Florida. (Simberloff,D., D. Schmitz, and E. Wilson, eds.) Island Press, Washington D.C.

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