I have a fondness for the icterids, and orioles are some of my favorites. The three Lesser Antillean orioles are each single-island endemics, with the Montserrat Oriole (right) extremely endangered due to the volcanic activity on its home island. Much of the former habitat is now gone—it lies beneath many feet of ash! The St. Lucia Oriole (left) is brilliant, deep orange below even for an oriole. In appearance the most unusual is the Martinique Oriole (not pictured), which has a wonderful chestnut head contrasting with saffron underparts and wing patch. Trust me, you've gotta see the real thing.
[photo © guide Alvaro Jaramillo]