Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

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Male Bullock's Oriole Photo by Alan and Elaine Wilson Male Bullock’s Oriole Photo by Alan and Elaine Wilson

Identifying Them:

Bullock’s Orioles are about 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long, with wingspans of about a foot. Mature, breeding males have a darker orange-yellow plumage and darker black wings than non breeding males, who look more like mature females except females do not have a black throat.

Habitat:

These Orioles keep to the Southwest of North America. They breed in riparian, open woodlands like urban parks and use similar habitats during winter and their migration. Bullock’s Orioles prefer tall, hardwood trees and are found in cottonwoods, deciduous oak, pine-oak, live oaks, sycamores, willows, orchard trees, conifers and saltcedar.

Behavior:

When searching for food, they will forage in tree canopies and off of the ground or will occasionally fly out to catch prey in mid-air. During courtship,males conduct a display of hopping from branch to branch, bowing to the female…

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