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New World Blackbirds and Orioles: Icteridae - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Blackbirds, Orioles, And People, Baltimore Oriole (icterus Galbula): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, CONSERVATION STATUS

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BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Icterus galbula): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD (Agelaius phoeniceus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BAYWING (Agelaioides badius): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

As their name implies, New World blackbirds are found throughout North and South America, as are orioles. Some species are also found in the Caribbean.


Grasslands and marshes are popular breeding grounds for icterids, but this diverse family of birds can be found in a number of different biomes.


Birds in the Icteridae family have a diverse diet, feeding on insects, seeds, fruits, and grains.


One species—the slender-billed grackle—is extinct, or has died out. Three more species of Icteridae are Critically Endangered, facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild; and four are considered Endangered, facing a very high risk of extinction.

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