Bullock's Oriole

Icterus bullockii
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Length: 9 in. (23 cm )
This gaudy species nests in riparian forests and open areas with scattered trees. Its long hanging nest is placed far out on the end of a high branch and woven from plant fibers, grass and hair. It feeds mainly on insects and spiders but in the late summer switches to fruits.

The four-digit banding code is BUOR.

Female | Jim Burns

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Bullock's Oriole
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 24, 2018
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