Altamira Oriole

Altamira Oriole Altamira Orioles often frequent the trees along the canal close to the marina. Like other orioles in the Americas, Altamira Orioles are related to grackles and blackbirds (they are all members of the family Icteridae). According to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, this bird “was known as Lichtenstein’s Oriole for most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, named in honor of German natural historian Martin Hinrich Carl Lichtenstein, a professor of zoology in Berlin and founder of the Zoological Gardens in Berlin,” but the reason for the name change is not explained.

Altamira Oriole
Altamira Orioles often frequent the trees
along the canal close to the marina. Like
other orioles in the Americas, Altamira Orioles
are related to grackles and blackbirds
(they are all members of the family Icteridae).
According to the Cornell Laboratory of
Ornithology, this bird “was known as
Lichtenstein’s Oriole for most of the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries,
named in honor of German natural historian
Martin Hinrich Carl Lichtenstein,
a professor of zoology in Berlin
and founder of the Zoological Gardens in
Berlin,” but the reason for the name change is
not explained.