Bullock's Oriole

Adults have a pointed bill. The adult male is orange on the underparts, face and rump with black everywhere else; they have a white wing patch. The adult female is grey-brown on the upper parts, dull yellow on the breast and belly and has wing bars.

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The Bullock's Oriole is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The typical breeding habitat of Bullock's Orioles in Washington is forested streamside. They primarily inhabit hardwood trees and can often be found in large cottonwoods, willows, and oaks. Freshwater wetlands, irrigated farms, orchards, shrub-steppe, suburban areas, and other edge habitats are also used if there are suitable trees for nesting. During migration, Bullock's Orioles can be found in a wide variety of open woodlands, including urban parks. Their winter habitat requirements are not well known, but appear similar to that of breeding season. More

The Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii, is a small blackbird. At one time, this species and the Baltimore Oriole were considered to be a single species, the Northern Oriole. Adults have a pointed bill. The adult male is orange on the underparts, face and rump with black everywhere else; they have a white wing patch. The adult female is grey-brown on the upper parts, dull yellow on the breast and belly and has wing bars. More

* The Bullock's Oriole was named after William Bullock, an English amateur naturalist. * They are one of the few bird species that will puncture and eject Brown-headed Cowbirds' eggs. They sometimes damage their own eggs in the process, but the benefit of this behavior far outweighs the cost. More

A bird of open woodlands in the American West, the Bullock's Oriole is especially fond of tall trees along rivers and streams. More

* Bullock's Oriole Information - South Dakota Birds and Birding * Bullock's Oriole Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter * Bullock's Oriole (BirdHouses101.com) This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

The Bullock's Oriole, a small blackbird, at one time was linked to the Baltimore Oriole as one species, referred to as the Northern Oriole. Molecular research established that other than their visual appearance and similar behavioral traits, the two species are completely different. From time to time, the Bullock’s Oriole and Baltimore Oriole meet and interbreed in areas where their rangBullock's oriole factses overlap. More

Bullock's Orioles feast on caterpillars, fruits, spiders, insects and nectar, scoping out trees for these favorites. Bullock's Orioles are often found at birdfeeders designed for hummingbirds, inspiring Oriole-themed birdfeeders that are orange instead of red. Orange halves also attract Bullock's Orioles. Birdfeeders.com is your leading online source for oriole feeders, oriole nectar, and bird baths. More

Bullock's orioles are the most widespread orioles in the West, where they prefer to nest in tall trees along streams and rivers. They are named in honor of William Bullock and his son, who did extensive ornithological work in Mexico in the early 1800s. Bullock's orioles love grasshoppers and will feast on them almost exclusively when they are plentiful. ORCHARD ORIOLE. More

Bent Life History for the Bullock's Oriole - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. Bullock's Oriole ICTERUS BULLOCKII BULLOCKII (Swainson) HABITS This highly colored oriole replaces the Baltimore oriole in the western half of North America, except for a narrow strip along the Pacific coast from the San Francisco Bay region to northern Baja California. More

Baltimore and Bullock's Orioles do thanks to that wasted energy molting twice a year * DNA: Recent studies of mitochondrial DNA (the DNA in the mitochondria of cells, which many scientists use to show relationships among various animals) show the Baltimore and Bullock's Orioles are not even very closely related! The Baltimore Oriole shows more genetic similarities to the Altamira Oriole More

Bullock's Oriole - Bethlehem, Northampton County; January 5, 2006. Photo by Steve Wolfe. This photo was taken by Steve Wolfe, the property owner. Note the dark lores, yellow eyebrows, small black throat patch, yellow-orange breast, light belly, and the 'notches' in the wingbars. This bird represents the first record for Northampton County and only the 3rd documented record for Pennsylvania. Bullock's Oriole - Bethlehem, Northampton County; January 5, 2006. Photo by Howard Eskin. More

The 12 year old son of the homeowner found this Bullock's Oriole at their yard feeder near Oakland Mills, PA on November 23, 2007. The bird was in excellent shape, very brightly colored and seemed to thrive on the grapes provided by the family. Normally only found in Western United States, and only occasionally found in the Northeastern states. According to PORC records, this is the second confirmed record of a Bullock's Oriole in PA. The first being a female found in Lancaster County in 2000. More

The Hooded and Bullock's Orioles are far more familiar to most of us, but it may be worth reviewing the females' identifying features. The female Hooded Oriole is a more uniform paler, yellower greenish, lacking noticeable streaking on the back. Again, the belly and undertail coverts are entirely yellowish. Females lack a black bib, whereas immature males have one in the same pattern as the adult males. The Hooded's bill is the most notably curved of all our regular species of oriole. More

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The Bullock's Oriole is the western counterpart to the Baltimore Oriole the bird found east of the Rockies. In the mid-1980's ornithologist concluded that the two are one bird species, and united them under a new name: Northern Oriole. Migrating northward in spring from Mexico and South America to mate, nest, and raise their young. These birds nest as far north as Canada. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Icteridae
Genus : Icterus
Species : bullockii
Authority : (Swainson, 1827)