Large and long-bodied songbird with a sharply pointed bill. Adults are black and orange overall, with black spotting on the breast and white edged wing feathers.
Juveniles have a yellow-orange head and underparts, with a dark back, wings, and tail.
Large oriole with black spotting on the breast.
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. Note black spotting on breast.
- Medium-sized songbird.
- Brilliant orange head and body.
- Black face, bib, back, and tail.
- Sides of breast spotted with black.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult, but paler yellow-orange, with olive-green back and tail, dusky wings, and little or no black on face, throat, or breast.
- Both Sexes
- Length: 8.3-9.4 in (21-24 cm)
- Weight: 1.8 oz (50 g)
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