Orange-backed Troupial

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The Orange-backed Troupial is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Orange-backed Troupial, Icterus (icterus) strictifrons, is a brightly colored oriole common in the Pantanal. BUY IT NOW Go to Purchase Information for explanation of options. More

Orange-backed Troupial Female Yellow Oriole Great Kiskadee Anhinga Great Egret Great Egret Click to view the next photo photographer Ed Rotberg. More

Orange-backed Troupial consists of two subspecies (Jaramillo and Burke 1999). Troupials are not rainforest birds, and often occur in areas with less than 500 mm of yearly rainfall. Their main habitat is thorny scrub, open woodland and savannas, in arid and semiarid climates, or climates with a strong dry season. The main exception to the rule concerns Orange-backed Troupials of the nominate croconotus subspecies, which occurs in the v More

Orange-backed Troupial has an orange crown, nape and back. Jaramillo comments that, like the other 2 troupials, Campo Troupial does not build its own nest but piratises the nest of other birds. It prefers domed nests so the nests most frequently piratised are those of species such as Firewood Gatherer Anumbius annumbi and Rufous Cachalote Pseudoseisura cristata. On the other hand, Steve Hilty in Birds of Venezuela says that nest usurpation is not reported for Orange-backed or Campo Troupials... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Icteridae
Genus : Icterus
Species : croconotus
Authority : (Wagler, 1829)