Audubon’s Oriole

Audubon's oriole perched on a branch
Audubon’s oriole. Photo by Butch Ramirez Photography.
AppearanceThe Audubon’s oriole is a medium-sized bird about 7.5-9.5″ long with an orange-yellow body and black on its head, wings, and tail. Wings are also striped with white. The bill is long, pointy, and curved downward. The females look the same but a bit more subdued in color.
DietInsects, berries, and occasionally flower nectar.
Feeder FoodSugar-water nectar and sunflower seeds.
HabitatWooded and brushy areas especially along the water.
NestingTheir pouch-style nests are suspended on the outer branches about 5-15′ up in a tree. They have about 3-5 eggs that are blue/white with dark streeks and speckles.

Range Map

Audubon's oriole range map.
Audubon’s oriole range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.