A brilliantly featured bird possessing a stunning combination of seemingly shimmering orange and black

A large bright orange bird with a black bib and a pair of eye-catching brilliant blue spectacles.

The orange-backed troupial (Icterus croconotus) belongs to the Icteridae family of birds.

A brilliantly featured bird possessing a stunning combination of seemingly shimmering orange and black

Apart from a black face, wings, bib, and tail, this is a vivid orange.

The secondary wing feathers have a tiny white spot.

A blazing orange line runs down their shoulder, and a little blue ring of exposed skin surrounds their eyes.

Their song is made up of a series of short, loud musical bursts, usually two syllables in length.

The female and male of this tropical bird are nearly identical, which is unusual among tropical birds.

A brilliantly featured bird possessing a stunning combination of seemingly shimmering orange and black

At altitudes of up to 750 meters, these birds like to reside on forest borders as well as in open forested areas.

These birds frequently forage in pairs for food, eating insects and other arthropods as well as fruit.

Wildflower nectar is also consumed by them. In Colombia, they breed in July and August, and in Bolivia and Paraguay, they breed between November and March.

Orange-backed troupials prefer to nest in abandoned nests of other birds during the breeding season.

It does, however, occasionally make nests in hollow logs.

A brilliantly featured bird possessing a stunning combination of seemingly shimmering orange and black

The female lays two to three eggs, incubating them for roughly 14 days.

The chicks are fully fledged 15 days after hatching and begin feeding on their own after 40 days.

Although their population is thought to be declining due to deforestation in the Amazon.

The pace of reduction for Orange-backed troupials is not thought to be fast enough to put them at risk of extinction.

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