[birding] probable RBA: Hooded Oriole?
woodpecker97330 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 16 10:33:04 PDT 2014
It is a Hooded Oriole! I would guess a first year male transitioning into adult plumage?
(I spent a couple of weeks in May in So. California that included observing both mature and first year male Hooded Orioles.)
From: Brandon Wagner <bmwboarder at gmail.com>
To: oregon birding online <obol at freelists.org>; Midvalley Birding <birding at midvalleybirding.org>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 10:23 AM
Subject: [birding] probable RBA: Hooded Oriole?
I've got an unusual Oriole around my yard. It likes to sit on my
hummingbird feeders. It has a long, curved bill, black on its throat that
doesn't extend behind the eye, and a fairly deep yellow color that doesn't
really turn white in the belly like I would expect on a young Bullock's
Oriole. I'm not positive on the ID though, so I'd love to hear your
thoughts. Immature Hooded Oriole maybe?
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