Icterus icterus


Certainly one of most striking of Aruba's native birds, the Troupial is a large oriole with sharply contrasting bright orange and black pattern, with bright blue around the eye and at the base of the bill. The Troupial’s loud, piping song is thrilling to hear. Troupials make stops at some of the resorts to look for food but they often typically don’t stay for long. Take a trip to the hills of Arikok National Park to make sure you don't leave the island without a look and a listen to this special bird.

Watch a short video of the Troupial, taken on Aruba.