Icterus parisorum
(Scott's Oriole)


Order: Passeriformes
Order Description: Passerines
Family: Icteridae
Family Description: Blackbirds, Orioles, & Meadowlarks

Physical Description:
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

Song:
A loud rapid burst or whistles, resembling a Western Meadolark's.

Distribution:
Breeder in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Winters in Mexico. Invaded Idaho in the pinyon-juniper zone along the southern border.

Habitat:
Juniper woodlands and other semi-arid habitats.

Diet:
Insects and other invertebrates, fruit and nectar.

Ecology:
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.

Reproduction:
MonogamousClick word for definition, 2-4 eggs incubated by the female for 12-14 days. altricialClick word for definition young fledgeClick word for definition after another 14 days, and are cared for by both the male and female.

Conservation:
Element Code: -
Status: Protected nongame species
Global Rank: G?
State Rank: S?
National Rank: -

Important State References:
No references are available at this time.


Information and photo by C. Trost,© 2000
Design by Ean Harker© 2000.
DAI layout by Mike Legler. 2000.