Audubon’s Oriole

Audubon’s Oriole (Icterus graduacauda)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae


  • Size: 7.5″ to 9.4″
  • Yellow body washed with olive (especially in females and immature). Black hood and wings. Flight feathers fringed with white.
  • Long, black tail.
  • Song is described as a “slow, mellow, humanlike whistle” with almost pure tones.



  • Insects
  • Spiders
  • Fruits
  • Sunflower seed

Paul Marvin, XC359411. Accessible at

  • The most secretive of the Oriole species, Audubon's Orioles tend to breed and forage in dense vegetation and sing from inconspicuous perches, making it very difficult to locate and study.