Altamira Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Altamira Orioles are bright yellowish-orange with black backs, wings, and tails. They also have black around the eyes and down the throat.

Males and females look the same, but juveniles are more yellow and have olive backs rather than black.

  • Icterus gularis
  • Length: 8.3-9.8 in (21-25 cm)
  • Weight: 1.7-2.3 oz (47-64 g)
  • Wingspan: 14.2 in (36 cm)


Altamira Orioles are rare in the US except in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and they remain year-round.

Habitat And Diet

Look for them in backyards at sunflower or nectar feeders or in wildlife refuges in southeastern Texas and along the Gulf Coast of Central America. They prefer open woodlands.

Altamira oriole Sounds:

Altramire Orioles’ song is a series of raising and falling whistles, and their call is a clipped sound. They also make harsh shattering noises.


Altamira Orioles stay in their breeding pairs year-round and build unique hanging nests that measure up to 2 feet long.

Attract Altamira Orioles

Attract them to your backyard with sugar water, oranges, jelly, and sunflower seeds.