Icterus pectoralis is a medium-sized, black-and-yellow striped bird with a yellow chest and belly. It has a long, pointed bill and a long tail. It is found in open woodlands, savannas, and grasslands in the southeastern United States. Its lifespan is up to 10 years, and its current population is estimated to be between 1,000 and 10,000 individuals.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the organism, Icterus pectoralis, is derived from the Latin words ictus, meaning "jaundice," and pectoralis, meaning "of the chest." This is likely due to the bright yellow chest of the bird, which is a common feature of the species.
Related Species: Icterus galbula, Icterus cucullatus, Icterus spurius, Icterus parisorum, Icterus bullockii