Family New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Least Concern

White-edged Oriole (Icterus graceannae)


Taxonomy

French: Oriole leucoptère German: Weißschwingentrupial Spanish: Turpial aliblanco
Taxonomy:

Icterus Grace-Annæ

Cassin

, 1867,

Ecuador or Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Pacific coast of Ecuador (S from Manabí) and Peru (S to La Libertad).

Descriptive notes

19–20 cm; male average 45·9 g, female average 37·1 g. Plumage is mostly orange-yellow, with black lores (mask), throat to upper breast and back; wing mostly black, lesser and... read more

Voice

Song described as a series of musical phrases, each one repeated several times. Calls include a... read more

Habitat

Desert scrub, xeric deciduous woodland with mesquite (Prosopis), also Tumbesian dry forest... read more

Food and feeding

Little information. Diet presumably arthropods, nectar and fruit. Found in pairs and in family groups.

Breeding

Season Feb–Mar in Ecuador, but somewhat variable, dependent on rains; one nest found in May in Peru. Apparently monogamous. Solitary. Two... read more

Movements

Apparently resident, even during dry season.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Seems to be relatively numerous and tolerant of moderate disturbances. Estimated range of... read more

Recommended citation

Fraga, R. (2019). White-edged Oriole (Icterus graceannae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/62258 on 23 February 2019).