Spot-breasted Oriole

Spot breasted oriole

Credit: Ron Knight

Spot-breasted Orioles are black and orange birds with black spotting on their breast and white on the wing edges. They have black around the face and chest and are black on the back, wings, and tail.

Juveniles are more yellow in color with dark backs, wings, and tails.

  • Icterus pectoralis
  • Length: 8.3-9.4 in (21-24 cm)
  • Weight: 1.8 oz (50 g)


Spot-breasted Orioles can be found in Florida and along the Gulf Coast, but they are not very common in the US. Instead, they mostly live in Mexico and the Pacific Coast of Central America.

Habitat And Diet

They live in open woodlands and dry scrub and will come to more urban areas.

Spot-breasted Oriole Sounds:

Their song is a tuneful series of whistles, and their calls are harsh and loud.


Nests of Spot-breasted Orioles are made from plants and fibers weaved into a long hanging pouch from a tree.

Attract Spot-breasted Orioles

Attract them to your backyard with fruit and sugar water.