Black-vented Oriole

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Black-vented Orioles males and females have the same black and yellow pattern. Their heads, chest, backs, wings, and tails are black, and they have bright yellow undersides.

  • Icterus wagleri
  • Length: 8.7 in (22 cm)
  • Weight: 1.5 oz (42.5 g)
  • Wingspan: 14 in (35.6 cm)


Black-vented Orioles are from Mexico and Central America, but they are considered accidental visitors to southern states such as Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. However, recent evidence has confirmed that Black-vented Orioles have been breeding in Texas.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Black-vented Orioles in dry to semi-dry scrubby woodlands and semi-open areas with hedges and scattered trees. They typically prefer being in low elevations.

They feed mainly on insects and spiders but will also eat seeds and fruit and will visit backyard feeders.

Black-vented Oriole Call:


Nests of Black-vented Orioles are made of plant fibers woven together and placed low in a tree or shrub or in a forest understory. The female lays two to five eggs.


Attract Black-vented Orioles to your backyard by placing suet, fruits, jellies, and nectar in your bird feeders.

Fun Fact:

A group of orioles is collectively known as a “pitch” and a “split” of orioles.