Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bullock's Oriole

The Bullock's oriole is much more widespread in the west than the hooded oriole. It is found throughout the entire west during the summer, except for small portions of Washington, Idaho and Montana. The male is orange to orange-yellow, except for the crown, a throat patch, a stripe through the eye, the nape, the back and the wings, which are black. There is a large white patch on the wing. The oriole below was photographed at a feeder in our back yard in Redlands.

They are so colorful that they are a delight to see. Even with an oriole feeder, we didn't get to see them as often as we would have liked.

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