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2012-04-11 23:00:11

Orioles are striking birds with black, orange and yellow feathers that are a pleasure to see.

2009-10-26 14:47:21

Biologists for the first time have documented a second breeding season during the annual cycle of five songbird species that spend summers in temperate North America and winters in tropical Central and South America.

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2006-11-11 16:32:44

The Scott's Oriole, Icterus parisorum, is a medium-sized bird of the family Icteridae. It is found in the Southwestern United States and south to Baja California and central Mexico. This bird was named by Darius N. Couch in honor of General Winfield Scott. Although it was later discovered that it had previously been described by Bonaparte, the common name was retained.

2006-11-11 16:31:29

The Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius, is a small blackbird. Their breeding habitat is semi-open areas with deciduous trees across eastern North America south to central Mexico, often near water. These birds migrate in flocks to winter from central Mexico south through Central America to northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. Adult Orchard Orioles are 6.3 inches long and weigh about three quarters of an ounce. They have a pointed bill and white wing bars. The male is chestnut on the...

2006-11-11 16:29:45

The Yellow Oriole, Icterus nigrogularis, is a passerine bird in the family Icteridae. It breeds in northern South America in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas and northern Brazil. The Yellow Oriole is a bird of open woodland, scrub and gardens. It should not be confused with the Australasian Yellow Oriole, Oriolus flavocinctus, which is an Old World oriole. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is also called the 'Plantain' and 'Small Corn Bird'. The Yellow Oriole is around 8 inches long and...

2005-06-14 12:42:55

The Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis) is a New World oriole which is widespread in the subtropical lowlands of the Mexican Gulf Coast and northern Central America. It can also be found in the extreme south of Texas. This bird nests in open woodlands. The nest is a very long woven pouch, attached to the end of a horizontal tree branch, sometimes to telephone wires. This bird forages high in trees, sometimes in the undergrowth. They mainly eat insects and berries. These birds are...

2005-06-14 11:46:14

The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) is a small icterid blackbird with a pointed bill and white bars on the wings. The adult male is orange on the underparts, shoulder patch and rump with black everywhere else. The adult female is yellow-brown on the upper parts with darker wings, dull orange on the breast and belly. Their breeding habitat is the edges of deciduous and mixed woods across eastern North America. The range of this bird overlaps with that of the similar Bullock's oriole in...

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