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Orchard Oriole

Oriental Pied Hornbill
Orange-winged Parrot

About the Orchard Oriole

Also known as: Orchard Hangnest, Ochre Oriole

At 6.3 inches (16cm) in length the Orchard Oriole is the smallest bird in the icterid family. Adult males are black with chestnut colored underparts. Females are olive-green with yellowish underparts.

Orchard Orioles breed from southern parts of Canada to northern Florida, the Gulf coast, Texas and central Mexico. In winter they migrate to Central American and northwestern South America.

The population trend for the Orchard Oriole is stable, and it has a conservation status of Least Concern as of August 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 February 2009
Scientific Name Icterus spurius
  • Passeriformes
  • Icteridae
  • Icterus
  • I. spurius
Birdorable Family Icterids
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.9 to 7.1 inches
9.25 to 10.25 inches
.6 to 1 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • 圃拟鹂 (Chinese)
  • Trupiál Zahradní (Czech)
  • Rusttrupial (Danish)
  • Tuintroepiaal (Dutch)
  • Tarhaturpiaali (Finnish)
  • Oriole des Vergers (French)
  • Gartentrupial (German)
  • Oriolo degli Orti (Italian)
  • アカクロムクドリモドキ (Akakuromukudorimodoki) (Japanese)
  • Hagetrupial (Norwegian)
  • Kacyk Kasztanowaty (Polish)
  • Садовый трупиал (Russian)
  • Turpial de los Huertos (Spanish)
  • Trädgårdstrupial (Swedish)

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1. The Orchard Oriole is the smallest species of oriole in North America. They are sometimes confused for warblers, due to their small size and bright coloration. 2. The oldest known Orchard Oriole ... more