Montserrat Flora and Fauna
The Montserrat Oriole is a medium-sized black-and-yellow icterid. It inhabits a small area on the island of Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies. It is a joy to behold and is the National bird of this British territory. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Icterus oberi
A true tropical beauty! Montserrat's National Flower
Montserrat Mountain Chicken
eptodactylus fallax, commonly known as the Giant Ditch Frog or Mountain Chicken on Montserrat, is a species of frog that is native to the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Montserrat. The population has declined 80% in the last ten years and this species is now critically endangered. In 2004 it was estimated that the population possibly was as low as 8000 individuals. One of the main threats is human consumption. The fungal disease chytridiomycosis has also had a dramatic effect on the population. Locally, it is known as the Mountain Chicken for its large size and the fact it is hunted for food.