Living Bird Magazine
Spot-breasted OrioleIcterus pectoralis
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Icteridae
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.More ID Info
- Turpial Pechipinto (Spanish)
- Oriole maculé (French)
- Cool Facts
- The female Spot-breasted Oriole often sings. Her song is usually simpler and has a thinner tone than the male's song.
- Unlike most North American orioles where the males are bright and the females are dull, both sexes of the Spot-breasted Oriole are bright and look alike. This pattern of sexes looking alike and colorful is common in tropical orioles.