Orchard Oriole

About the Orchard Oriole
Also known as: Orchard Hangnest, Ochre Oriole
Orchard 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.

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Orchard Oriole Fun Facts

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 was a captive female who lived...  Read more »