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Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)

Scotts Oriole (Icterus parisorum) - Female Scotts Oriole (Icterus parisorum)

Class: Aves
Family: Icteridae
Common Name: Scott's Oriole
Genus: Icterus
Species Name: parisorum

About The Scott's Oriole

The Scott's Oriole is almost completely confined to the Lower and Upper Sonoran Zones. This oriole breeds in the Lower Sonoran Zone from southern California, Nevada, Utah, western Colorado, central New Mexico and western Texas and south into Mexico, to Nuevo Leon, Vera Cruz, Puebla, and Lower California. Of these, Vera Cruz seems to be the least rich in Scott's Orioles, most likely due to its humid mountains. This bird's range is not changing at this point , however, with increasing climate change, the range will most likely move.

It winters in northwestern Mexico from Lower California, Sonora and Chihuahua, along the coast south to Oaxaca and in southern California. It is present year-round in the central and southern regions of Mexico. It is casually found throughout the western portion of the United States and also in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. (Bailey, 1928; Brandt, 1951; Ligon, 1961; Loetscher, 1955)

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native ); neotropical (Native )

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Forrester, T. 2000. "Icterus parisorum" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Mexico, Baja California Sur
Southeast Arizona

Member Lifelists

North America
United States

Sites Where Observed


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