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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 16:31:29

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...

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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...

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2005-06-14 09:47:24

The Bullock's oriole (Icterus bullockii) is a small blackbird. At one time, this species and the Baltimore oriole were considered to be a single species, the Northern oriole. Adults have a pointed bill. The adult male is orange on the underparts, face and rump with black everywhere else; they have a white wing patch. The adult female is grey-brown on the upper parts, dull yellow on the breast and belly and has wing bars. Their breeding habitat is the edges of deciduous and mixed woods...

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