Different Types of Orange Breasted Birds

Last Updated on August 29, 2022 by Lily Aldrin

Are you a fan of the color orange? Today is your lucky day! We’ll look at the many varieties of orange-breasted birds that you may locate so you can learn more about them and maybe add a new species or two to your list.

Orange birds may be found in many different bird groups worldwide, from hummingbirds, and parrots to thrushes, common orioles, kingfishers, doves, and other exotic species.

American RobinAmerican Robin
Black-headed GrosbeakBlack-headed Grosbeak
Barn SwallowBarn Swallow
Bullock's OrioleBullock's Oriole
Orange-breasted waxbillOrange-breasted waxbill
Baltimore OrioleBaltimore Oriole
Orange-breasted SunbirdOrange-breasted Sunbird
Eastern bluebirdEastern bluebird
Red-Breasted NuthatchRed-Breasted Nuthatch
Allen's Hummingbird Allen's Hummingbird 
American WoodcockAmerican Woodcock
Red KnotRed Knot

Different Types of Orange Breasted Birds

1. American Robin

American Robin

American Robins may be seen almost anywhere in North America, including Alaska, but they are also found in Europe.

Length & Color

Gray backs, medium-length grey wings, and long, grey tails with white undersides distinguish American Robins.

The Robin’s rear is white, while the bird’s belly and chest are bright and attractive orange. The length of This bird has an intermediate beak and a yellow-colored bent beak.

The length of these birds varies from 7 to 11 inches with wingspans ranging from 12.2 to 15.8 inches.


Beetles, crickets, worms, and any berries and fruits are all favorites of robins.

2. Black-headed Grosbeak

black headed grosbeak

Black-headed male Grosbeaks have black backs and medium-length black and white wings, each with a white wing bar. They have elongated and somewhat rounded, with a black bar towards the rump.

The rump is white with an orange patch, and the bird’s stomach and chest are a gorgeous orange that runs up to the neck and over the back of the head, while the face is black. These birds have big, strong grey bills that are conical in shape.


Grosbeaks have wingspans of around 1.6 inches and a length of 7.1–7.5 inches from head to tail.


These birds eat grains, fruits, and insects.

3. Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

Barn swallows are amongst those species that are the most abundant when it comes to swallowing species. They are present in abundance in northern America. They can be observed in meadows and farms. They are excellent builders and make a well-fortified nest using mud that helps them from predators.

In the breeding season, they move towards the northern hemisphere; afterward, they tend to move downwards in the southern part.

Those young birds who have gone unmated are vicious and ferocious birds that will kill the eggs and nestling of a different mated pair, eventually winning a chance to find a mating partner and pass on their legacy.


Their upper parts are of dark blue color, and a high frequency of bright cinnamon can be observed on their neck, bellies, and chin.

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These spectacular birds are found in abundance in the northern and the southern part of Canada, the region that usually borders the United States of America. When they are done mating during the winter season, they will fly toward the southern region in the winter season.


These birds tend to eat seeds and fruits that they can obtain from the stems. Moreover, they will also eat some insects to cater to their protein needs. 

They would eat a wide variety of things, from worms, beetles, spiders, insects, bugs, and many other crawlers that are easy prey for these vigilant birds.

4. Bullock’s Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Bullock’s Orioles have medium-length black tails that are bright orange below, and the bird’s belly and breast are also orange.

Except for a tiny eyeliner that runs to the rear of the head, this bird has a black face and neck, with an even more brilliant orange hue filling up most of the head.

The bills of these birds are long and sharp-looking grey. Females and youngsters have a richer golden-orange hue on their tails and heads. 


These birds are around 6.7 – 7.5 inches long and have a wingspan of about 12.2 inches broad.


Fruits, nectar, and tiny insects are favorites of Bullock’s Orioles.

5. Orange-breasted Waxbill

Orange-breasted waxbill
Credits – Wikipedia

These birds have olive and grey backs and medium-length wings and tails. This bird, on the other hand, has a brilliant orange stomach and chest, with an olive border under the wing.

The chin and eyebrows of this bird will be orange, with grey and green cheeks and head. These birds have orange beaks that are pointed and conical.


Waxbills are small, measuring between 3.5 and 4 inches in length with 6.5 to 7.5 inches wingspans.


Waxbills eat ants, roundworms, grubs, and small grasshoppers, which are eaten by these birds.

6. Baltimore Oriole

baltimore oriole

The Baltimore Orioles are among the famous songbirds abundantly present in North America. This bird’s bright orange breast and blackhead make it a striking spring indication in Eastern North America. Both males and females have robust necks, strong bodies, and pointed beaks.

The male Baltimore oriole has a black back with orange accents on the bottom part, medium-length black wings with white highlights, and one white wing bar on each wing. 

Their long, pointed blacktails are edged in orange and have an orange underside. The Baltimore Orioles’ belly and breast are the same bright orange hue, and its face is black with a moderate, softly curved silver bill. 

Females and youngsters will have a grayer plumage than males, with pale yellow plumage and two conspicuous white wing bars.


Canada and the eastern part of the United States are their most common abode. However, they prefer to travel to warmer climates in the winter, particularly in Central and South America.

The average life span is eleven years in captivity, though they can survive up to 14 years in the wild. One amazing aspect about these birds is their nest.

7. Orange-breasted Sunbird

Orange-breasted Sunbird

These beautiful birds have a decent life expectancy and can live for around 17 to 22 years. They also have an amazing and interesting technique for making a nest. 

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The females will gather the necessary things for building a nest and convert them into a spherical ball-like structure. Afterward, the nest is placed under a safe spot where the females will lay their eggs. These birds don’t lay many eggs. Both the parents take adequate and good care of their nests and ensure the hatching of the eggs.


The apex of the shoulders and back of the magnificent Orange-breasted Sunbird are turquoise, while the rest of the back is a pale orange and grey blend.

They have very long grey tails and small grey wings that are predominantly grey with oranges. This bird’s rump, belly, and breast are all a bright yellowish-orange color, with a purple breast band visible at the breast’s apex.


These birds are insectivorous. They eat insects, spiders, and worms. Although primarily, they tend to feed on nectar.

8. Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

The eastern bluebirds can be noticed throughout the calendar in the eastern United States. These are small tiny birds with a decent life expectancy and can live from six to ten years. These birds are very sharp and keen observers that they can spot their meal (bugs and insects) from very large distances.


Male Eastern Bluebirds have a stunning blue back, short blue tails, and elongated blue wings. This bird has a pristine white rump and belly, with an orange border all-around the belly that grows in bulk to fill the chest.

This orange color can be seen stretching all over the throat. Then spreads over the back of the skull before ending in a thin line at the chin. The bird’s beak is a moderate, slightly curved silver and the rest of its face is blue. Females will have a grayish-blue coloration with a subdued orange towards the breast.

9. Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

The heads of these little acrobats are striped white and black, with blue-grey backs and cinnamon-colored bellies. As with other female birds, the brilliance of the females’ bellies is generally bland and washed out.


They wander around the trunks of coniferous trees, looking for insects. They’re found in spruce, fir, hemlock, pine, and other trees. They can also be found in other types of trees, such as deciduous trees present in northeastern North America.

To secure their nests, Red-breasted Nuthatches collect resin globules from pine and plaster them over the entrances of their nest holes. The male coats the hole’s exterior with resin, while the female coats the interior. This resin may deter predators.

These birds may be found across the United States. The Red-breasted Nuthatch is a cute little bird that has lived for about six years and can be found in most parts of the United States and Canada. 

They’re also curious little people, and you might not realize that they stockpile food to eat later. These cunning tiny birds tend to wed nuts into tree bark, which they then peck and shove in place to store for later. When it comes to nesting, they have a small technique supposedly for gumming up predators’ wings.

10. Allen’s Hummingbird 

Allen's Hummingbird

Male Allen’s Hummingbirds have backs that resemble bronze but eventually go orange when closer to the rump. They have short orange tails and little grey wings. The belly and the breast are oranges in color.

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The female Allen’s Hummingbird has a bright orange bib, and the male Allen’s Hummingbird has a broad, grey crown. The beak of this bird is long and straight.

Allen’s Hummingbirds are lovely tiny animals that can be found all over the West Coast and in Mexico for the winter. These little creatures have a lifetime of three to five years, while the oldest known release was at six years.

Allen’s Hummingbird is an extremely high-diving bird, which is an intriguing fact. Males have a starburst of color on their bodies.

11. American Woodcock

American Woodcock
Credits – Wikipedia

Their bulging appearance is owing to their enormous heads and absence of a neck.

Their backs are black and brown with grey bands, and their chests and bellies range in hue from pale tawny to orange. They are so excellent at blending in with the surroundings that they are rarely spotted unless they are scavenging for food on the ground.

Their eyes are positioned atop the head because they are typically face down on the ground, letting them keep a close eye out for predators.


The length of these birds ranges from 9.8 to 12.2 inches, with wingspans of 16.8 to 18.9 inches.


This bird eats insects, centipedes, insects, and other minute invertebrates in addition to earthworms, which account for 50–90% of its diet.

12. Red Knot

Red Knot

The scientific name of this species is Calidris canutus. The hue of the rear of the red knot is a mix of crimson, black, and gold. Their wings are medium in length but have the same plumage as the rest of the bird’s color, and their tails are predominantly black with a subtle mix of the color texture seen throughout the bird.

Besides an eye line and cap that are the same intricate combination of colors as the bird’s back, the Red Knot’s belly and chest are buff-orange, and the majority of the bird’s head is buff orange. This bird’s beak is perfectly straight.


They are extensively found in Mexico and in the North American coastal region. These birds have bodies that are well adapted for the tundra regions. They can live for 27 years and are also known as robin snipes.


They love eating a wide range of menus ranging from birds, crab eggs, mollusks, berries, fruits, and small insects.


In this write-up, we have discussed a wide range of birds that are orange-breasted. We have discussed their abodes and where we can find them easily.

Besides that, we have also written what these birds like to eat, and the body features are also taken into account in all this discussion.


Which birds have the brightest breast of an orange color?

Flame robins have the brightest breast of orange color.

What are the birds that are black and orange chest?

The black-headed grosbeak is the blackbird having an orange chest.

What type of birds are black and have an orange belly?

The bullock’s orioles have such features.

What is the life span of a red knot?

Red knots have a lifespan of up to 27 years.

About Lily Aldrin

I am Lily Aldrin. I attended Cornell University, where I obtained my degree to become an Ornithologist so I could pursue my love of these magnificent creatures in and out of their natural habitats.