Length 9". Adult male with a black hood that extends to the back and breast. rump, shoulders and belly brilliant lemon yellow. Adult female is yellowish-olive with streaks above, and dull greenish yellow below.
Similar Species- Orchard Oriole, female Bullock's Oriole
A loud rapid burst or whistles, resembling a Western Meadolark's.
Breeder in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Winters in Mexico. Invaded Idaho in the pinyon-juniper zone along the southern border.
Juniper woodlands and other semi-arid habitats.
Insects and other invertebrates, fruit and nectar.
A territorial species of the arid southwest. It nests in junipers, scrub, riparian woodlands and palm groves. The nest is a woven stick and grass cup, but not as pendulous as in other orioles.
Monogamous, 2-4 eggs incubated by the female for 12-14 days. altricial young fledge after another 14 days, and are cared for by both the male and female.
|Status:||Protected nongame species|
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