Black-vented Oriole

Icterus wagleri

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

BVOR

Code 6

ICTWAG

ITIS

Egg Color:

Light blue or white marked with brown and black



Number of Eggs:

2 - 6



Incubation Days:

12 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Low in bush or tree.



Nest Material:

Lined with finer materials., Plant fibers.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Black-vented Oriole: Large oriole with black hood, upper back, wings, and tail, including vent. Underparts and lower back are bright yellow-orange. Female and juvenile are mostly yellow with black-streaked chin; other black areas are replaced by olive-gray.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

Black-vented Oriole: Two to six pale blue or white eggs, heavily marked with brown and black, are laid in a nest made of plant fibers, lined with finer materials, and built low in a bush or tree. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Black-vented Oriole: Eats insects, berries, and fruits; forages for food low to high in trees and bushes.

Readily Eats

Suet, Jelly, Orange Halves, Raisins

Vocalization

Black-vented Oriole: Song is a bold, squeaky, gurgling warble. Call is a weak, nasal "nyeh" or "nur", insect-like and often repeated in series.

Similar Species

Black-vented Oriole: Scott's Oriole has conspicuous white wing-bars, white edges on tertials and secondaries, and yellow basal half to outer tail feathers.

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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