Family New World Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Least Concern

White-edged Oriole (Icterus graceannae)


French: Oriole leucoptère German: Weißschwingentrupial Spanish: Turpial aliblanco

Icterus Grace-Annæ


, 1867,

Ecuador or Peru




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


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


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.


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


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 on 6 December 2019).