Orchard Oriole

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 19 February 2009
Scientific Name
Icterus spurius
  • Passeriformes
  • Icteridae
  • Icterus
  • I. spurius
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.9 to 7.1 inches
9.25 to 10.25 inches
.6 to 1 ounces


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 圃拟鹂
Czech (Cesky) Trupiál Zahradní
Danish (Dansk) Rusttrupial
Dutch (Nederlands) Tuintroepiaal
Finnish (Suomi) Tarhaturpiaali
French (Français) Oriole des Vergers
German (Deutsch) Gartentrupial
Italian (Italiano) Oriolo degli Orti
Japanese (日本語) アカクロムクドリモドキ (Akakuromukudorimodoki)
Norwegian (Norsk) Hagetrupial
Polish (Polski) Kacyk Kasztanowaty
Russian (русский язык) Садовый трупиал
Spanish (Español) Turpial de los Huertos
Swedish (Svenska) Trädgårdstrupial
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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