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Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) - Male

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) - Male Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) Female Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) Male Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) - Immature Male

Class: Aves
Family: Icteridae
Common Name: Hooded Oriole
Genus: Icterus
Species Name: cucullatus

About The Hooded Oriole

Hooded Orioles are sexually dimorphic. The male has an orange-yellow coloring with a black face, tail, wings and back. The wings on the bird will have two white bars of feathers. While the female has the same two white bars on her wings, her coloring is an olive-green with a yellowish shade underneath. Both male and female are the same in size, ranging from 112-128 cm (7-8 in.) long. The bill of the Hooded Oriole has a slight down curve that comes to a sharp point, enabling them to feed off tubular flowers (Readers Digest 1990).

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Prichard, M. 2001. "Icterus cucullatus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Mexico to Panama
Mexico, Baja California Sur
Mexico, Nayarit
San Francisco 2007
Southeast Arizona

Member Lifelists

North America
San Francisco
South America
United States

Sites Where Observed



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