Appearance Summary: Icterus pustulatus is a medium-sized blackbird with a bright yellow head, neck, and chest. It has a black back, wings, and tail, and a white rump. Its bill is black and its eyes are dark brown. It has a white line above its eyes and a white line below its eyes. Its legs and feet are gray. It has a distinctive call that is a series of short, sharp notes.
Facial description: Icterus pustulatus has a black head, neck, and upper back, with a yellow lower back and rump. Its wings are black with yellow edges, and its tail is black with yellow tips. Its face is yellow with a black stripe running from the bill to the back of the head. It has a white eye-ring and a black bill.
What are the distinct features of Streak-backed Oriole? Bright yellow and black plumage, black wings with white spots, black tail with white tips, black bill, loud, melodious whistles, forages in flocks, often seen perched on exposed branches, often seen in open woodlands and grasslands.
What makes them unique?
Streak-backed Oriole body color description: Yellow, black, and white.
skin type: The Icterus pustulatus has a smooth, glossy exterior with a yellow-orange hue. Its feathers are soft and delicate, with a subtle sheen that reflects the light.
Strengths: Camouflage, Flight, Adaptability, Social Behavior, Foraging Ability
Weaknesses: Susceptibility to disease, Limited habitat range, Low reproductive rate, Limited food sources, Low genetic diversity