- Small oriole, medium-sized songbird.
- Long tail.
- Thin, pointed bill.
- Adult male deep brick red with all-black head, back, and tail.
- Female and yearling male yellow-green, male with black bib.
Male DescriptionHead all black. Tail, back, and most of wings black. Breast, belly, rump, and shoulder dark chestnut. One thin white wingbar; other wing feathers edged in white.
Female DescriptionBright greenish yellow below. Olive-green above. Wings brownish with two narrow white wingbars.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult female. First-year male yellow like female but with black throat patch and occasionally some chestnut feathers on body.