Oriole Species Library

Orioles have a unique beauty that draws birdwatching enthusiasts. Although there are several different kinds of orioles, they all have certain aspects that make them very recognizable -- especially the bright coloring of the male orioles. As part of their diet, orioles drink nectar, just like the hummingbirds. However, because their beaks are shaped differently than hummingbirds, orioles need their own nectar feeders with specially designed ports.

 
Altamira Oriole, Oriole Library

altamira oriole

The Altamira Oriole is the largest Oriole found within the United States. Its singing has been described as “loud and musical…reminiscent of an inexperienced whistler.”

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Baltimore Oriole, Oriole Library

baltimore oriole

The Baltimore Oriole is a small blackbird that used to share the name Northern Oriole with the Bullock’s Oriole with which it is often confused.

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Bullock's Oriole, Oriole Library

bullock's oriole

The song of the Bullock’s is a series of whistled notes and rattles, with chatter as a call. The male and female sing similar songs but the female tune ends with harsher notes.

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Hooded Oriole, Oriole Library

hooded oriole

Preferring open areas that sport trees, especially palm trees, the Hooded Oriole can often be found in desert oases, along streams and in mesquite brush.

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Orchard Oriole, Oriole Library

orchard oriole

The Orchard Orioles really does prefer to live in orchards, as well as gardens and suburban areas. They seek out areas near a water source such as a stream or lake.

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Scott's Oriole, Oriole Library

scott's oriole

Sadly, the Scott’s is showing a population decline throughout its United States breeding area. The suspected culprit, as is frequently the case, is destruction of its habitat.

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Spot-Breasted Oriole, Oriole Library

spot-breasted oriole

Accidentally introduced to southeastern Florida in 1949, the Spot-Breasted Oriole also resides from Southern Mexico through Costa Rica.

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