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Orange Oriole

Icterus auratus

Description:

Photo take at my backyard this one is looking for small insects inside the flowers of an Acacia Tree. Adult females are similar to adult males but duller. Their upperparts are washed olive. Adult females are also more yellow than their male counterparts. In addition, the wingbars are narrower than in males. The tail is brown instead of black, though the overall pattern is conserved. Immature males are similar to adult females, but with a brighter, wider wing bar. By contrast, the wing bar is absent in immature females. Immature females in particular have greener upperparts than those of adult females. Unlike adult members of this species, both immature males and immature females have olive tails.

Habitat:

Orange orioles are a riparian edge species; they tend to live in forested habitat near bodies of flowing fresh water Open woodlands and forest edge are preferred habitats but they are also commonly found in scrub forest and savanna, including flooded scrub forest. Orange orioles may also be found near cenotes, a type of flooded sinkhole that is common in the Yucatan.

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6 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Thanks Maria and Olivia :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Beautiful series, Gerardo!

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 10 years ago

Nice shot! Great colour!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Thanks Tom and Reza :)

Tom15
Tom15 10 years ago

Nice series with the orange oriole feeding on the yellow flowers!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Beautiful pictures !

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2013

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