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Spot-breasted Oriole

Icterus pectoralis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: ICTERIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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A native of southern Mexico and Central America, the Spot-breasted Oriole was introduced into the Miami area of southern Florida in the late 1940s. Never numerous, it has become a relatively common suburban nester throughout several counties.

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Appearance

Blackbirdlike
Blackbirdlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized songbird.
  • Brilliant orange head and body.
  • Black face, bib, back, and tail.
  • Sides of breast spotted with black.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but paler yellow-orange, with olive-green back and tail, dusky wings, and little or no black on face, throat, or breast.

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  • Adult

    Spot-breasted Oriole

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Similar Species

  • Baltimore Oriole male has all black head, white wingbars, and a black and orange tail. Female Baltimore Oriole may have spotting on the throat and chest, but it does not have a full black bib and has white wingbars.
  • First-year male Orchard Oriole has black bib, but is yellow with gray back and wings.