adult male (California, USA; 2008-03-23)

Bullock's Oriole
Icterus bullockii

Native Range: North America

Notes: the western counterpart of the eastern Baltimore Oriole and formerly considered conspecific with it; these two species hybridize where they meet in the central USA; large white patch on wing, whitish belly, and black crown help to distinguish male from sympatric Hooded Oriole; forages among trees in open broadleafed woods.

first-year male; like female but throat black (California, USA; 2007-05-06) adult male; white shoulder patch (California, USA; 2007-06-03)
adult male; black crown and line through eye (California, USA; 2007-06-03) first year male; white belly, orange breast (California, USA; 2007-05-06)