adult male; orange and black motif (California, USA; 2007-06-07)

Hooded Oriole
Icterus cucullatus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: an inhabitant of scrubby and open woodlands, and especialy fond of fan palms in urban areas; striking sexual dimorphism; builds a globular nest from fine grasses.

white patch on shoulder; orange crown (Texas, USA; 2006-04-06)

black throat; long pointed bill (California, USA; 2006-04-22)

female; drab olive-yellow all over (California, USA; 2007-07-29)

female; long pointed bill (California, USA; 2007-06-07)

female; wings slightly darker than body (California, USA; 2007-06-07)

globular nest in fan palm (California, USA; 2010-05-30)

head shot; whitish at base of lower mandible (California, USA; 2007-06-07)