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Bird Bio - Altamira Oriole

Common Name:

Altamira Oriole.

Scientific Name:

Icterus gularis

Description:

Yellow or orange upper wings, thick billed, both sexes similar, 8-1/4 inches to 9-1/4 inches

Lifecycle:

  • Egg description: Pale bluish whites and blotched with black and lavender
  • Nest description: Long hanging pouch, up to 2 feet-woven from Spanish moss, grass, palm fibers, weeds, strips of bark, lined with hair and feathers
  • # Eggs: 4-6
  • Length of Incubation: 14 days
  • Fledging Age: Unknown

Habitat:

Open tropical woodland and edges

Food:

Insects and berries-sometimes will visit nectar feeders

Range:

  • Summer: South Texas
  • Winter: Permanent resident

Predators/Enemies/Competitors:

Unknown

Some cowbird parasitism

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