Altamira Oriole Identification

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Adult Description

  • Bright orange and black.
  • Long tail.
  • Black bib.
  • Back black.
  • White wingbar and spot in black wings.

Immature Description

Juvenile lacks black; olive on back, dull yellow on head and body. First-year bird similar to adult, but with olive, not black back, and yellowish olive tail.
Relative Size

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  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 8.3-9.8 in (21-25 cm)
    • Weight: 1.7-2.3 oz (47-64 g)
    • Wingspan: 14.2 in (36 cm)