Yellow Oriole

Yellow Oriole

Summary:

Profile Yellow Oriole
[Authority] Hahn, 1819 | [group] New World blackbirds | [order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Icteridae | [latin] Icterus nigrogularis | [UK] Yellow Oriole | [FR]

[Authority] Hahn, 1819 | [group] New World blackbirds | [order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Icteridae | [latin] Icterus nigrogularis | [UK] Yellow Oriole | [FR] Troupiale jaune | [DE] Orangebrust-Trupial | [ES] Turpial Gonzalito | [NL] Gele Troepiaal | copyright picture

copyright: Jos Angseesing

Overall yellow with the adult male having a black eye mask, thin black throat line, black tail and black wings with a white wing bar and some white feather edging.

Yellow Oriole is a bird of open woodland, scrub and gardens

Yellow Oriole breeds in northern South America in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas and parts of northern Brazil, (northern Roraima state, and eastern Amapa).

This species eats mainly large insects, but will also take nectar and some fruit.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. [conservation status from birdlife.org]


Its nest is a 40 cm long hanging basket, suspended from the end of a branch. The normal clutch is three pale green or grey eggs.

Sedentary throughout range.

Specification

  1. Measurements
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  4. size min.: 20 cm
  5. size max.: 21 cm
  6. Breeding
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  11. broods 1
  12. eggs min.: 3
  13. eggs max.: 4
  14. Conservation Status
  15. Yellow Oriole status Least Concern

Subspecies

  1. Icterus nigrogularis trinitatis
  2. Icterus nigrogularis helioeides
  3. Icterus nigrogularis curasoensis
  4. Icterus nigrogularis nigrogularis
  5. Icterus nigrogularis
  6. SA n
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