Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bullock's Oriole

Bullock's Oriole
There are 9 different species of orioles in the United States. A couple species, like the Altamira and Audubon orioles, are usually only found in south Texas. The Baltimore and orchard range through out most of the eastern US. In the west the common oriole is the Bullock's. In the central parts of the country where the range of the Baltimore and Bullock's overlap there is often crossbreeding between the two species. This oriole was photographed in Idaho.


5 comments:

KaHolly said...

What a beauty!

Birdy said...

Lovely bird!

Ken Schneider said...

Very pretty shot, and interesting narrative!

DeniseinVA said...

It's always fun to learn about these birds, you always make it so interesting and I love the photo.

Marie said...

What a gorgeous color!

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