Altamira Oriole

Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae


  • Size: 8.3″ to 9.8″
  • Largest Oriole in the U.S. with a long tail
  • Bright orange mostly, with a black throat, mask, beak, tail, and back.
  • Flight feathers are fringed with white.
  • Males and females look similar.
  • Found in open woodlands with scattered trees.
  • Insects
  • Berries

Aidan Place, XC306097. Accessible at

  • Though mostly found in Mexico and Central America, the Altamira Oriole has stretched into the southernmost areas of Texas as early as 1939.