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Icterus oberi is endemic to the island of Montserrat and is the island's national bird. A small protectorate of the United Kingdom, Montserrat is only 102 km2 in area. These birds are commonly known as Montserrat orioles. A combination of catastrophic volcanic activity that started in 1995 and has continued to the present, and frequent hurricanes have decimated the birds’ population. The species is in danger of extinction.
Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic