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Photo by Bonnie Jauregui
Rancho Primavera, Mexico, Summer 2007
Icterus wagleri


  • Black hood, upper back, wings, and tail, including vent
  • Yellow-orange underparts and lower back
  • Slender black bill
  • Grey legs and feet

Similar Species

Adult is similar to Black-cowled Oriole but has black undertail coverts and vent.


Mexico (where found in the interior and pacific slope) south to Nicaragua.



This is a polytypic species, consisting of two subspecies:

  • I. w. castaneopectus:
  • Arid scrub of north-western Mexico (southern Sonora to northern Sinaloa and Chihuahua)
  • I. w. wagleri:


Arid scrub and deciduous forests; second-growth woods and roadside shrubs.



Forages in trees and bushes for insects, berries and fruit.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Whatbird

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