Habitat: The Yellow-tailed Oriole is pretty flexible with habitat preferences only if it is near a water source. It favors clearings, woodland borders and semiopen areas. Distribution: This species has been reported from southeastern Mexico to northwestern Venezuela and northwestern Peru. Natural History Notes: As we already mentionned, this Oriole species needs the vicinity of water. It will eat insects, but also berries and take up nectar. Its call consists of a series of melodic phrases, usually repeated several times, and sound like "chup-cheet" or "chup-chup-cheet". Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species. Characteristics: This species has a total length of 9 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This bird is characterized by a bright yellow plumage, except for the back, thw wings, the center of the tail, the throat and the chest that are all black colored. We can also distinguish the yellow wing-coverts. This bird has a short black bill.