Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae (Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds)  
Genus: Icterus (10 species, 33 worldwide)


Orange-crowned Oriole
Orange-crowned Oriole (Icterus auricapillus)
Puerto Triunfo, Magdalena, Colombia
  Yellow in front with black chest and orange head.
   

Orioles mostly eat fruit.

Epaulet Oriole
Epaulet Oriole (Icterus cayanensis chrysocephalus)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Compare to Variable Oriole, but note yellow shoulder patch.

Yellow-backed Oriole
Yellow-backed Oriole (Icterus chrysater giraudii)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   


Orange-backed Troupial
Orange-backed Troupial (Icterus croconotus croconotus)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   


Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) Male
Rondeau Provincial Park, Canada  
   
Photograph by Mdf (Wikipedia)     Copyright and usage info

Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) Male Immature
Costa Rica
  Female is variable in plumage (HBW) and this could be an immature male or female. The female may be yellower than the male.
   

Northern migrant.

Venezuelan Troupial
Venezuelan Troupial (Icterus icterus)
Zoo, Cali, Colombia  
   

National bird of Venezuela.

Jamaican Oriole
Jamaican Oriole (Icterus leucopteryx lawrencii)
Isla San Andres, Colombia
  Found in Jamaica and on Isla San Andres.
   


Yellow-tailed Oriole
Yellow-tailed Oriole (Icterus mesomelas)
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia
  Only inside of the tail is yellow.
   


Yellow Oriole
Yellow Oriole (Icterus nigrogularis nigrogularis)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
  More yellow on face than Yellow-backed Oriole, and note white on wings.
   

Found at sea level, and common in arid scrub as well as farmland.

Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) Male
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA  
   

Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) Female
Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States  
   
Photograph by Kelly Colgan Azar     Copyright and usage info

Northern migrant.


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