Black-vented Oriole

Icterus wagleri

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

BVOR

Code 6

ICTWAG

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Black-vented Oriole has a range of 691,000 square kilometers, and occurs in pine-oak and subtropical forests in central and western Mexico, and the highlands of northern Central America. This species has also occurred as a vagrant to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The global population of the Black-vented Oriole is estimated to range between 500,000 and 5 million individuals, and the conservation rating is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Black-vented Oriole: Large oriole with black hood, upper back, wings, and tail, including vent. Underparts and lower back are bright yellow-orange. Black bill is long and slender. Legs and feet are gray. Forages in trees and bushes. Feeds on insects, berries and fruit. Strong, swift, direct flight.

 

Range and Habitat

Black-vented Oriole: Found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Texas, New Mexico, accidental visitor to Arizona. Preferred habitats are pine-oak forests, subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Black-vented Oriole SONGS AND CALLS

Black-vented Oriole H1

Call is a nasal, repeated "nyeh".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"nyeh", "nur"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The "orioles" of the Americas were named after similarly-appearing birds in the Old World.
  • The American orioles are not closely related to the true orioles in the family Oriolidae. They are more closely related to blackbirds and meadowlarks.
  • The Black-vented Oriole was first described in 1857 by Philip Lutley Sclater, an English lawyer and zoologist.
  • A group of orioles are collectively known as a "pitch" and a "split" of orioles.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

VentX
Birds do not have two separate cavities for excrement and reproduction like humans do. In birds, there is one single entrance/exit that suits both functions called the vent, cloaca or anus.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X