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Hooded oriole (male)
Icterus cucullatus

Hooded oriole (male)
Male hooded oriole in blue paloverde tree. Ajo,AZ.
Hooded oriole (male)
Hooded oriole (male)
Hooded oriole (male)

Size: 8 inches
Overall Color: orange/yellow
Occurrence: town
Diet: insects, berries, nectar
Nest: pendant basket
Field Identification: black back and tail, long slightly decurved bill, black face
Season: summer


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 83 Icteridae (icterids)
Genus: Icterus
Species: cucullatus

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