Bird Identification Quiz: Orange and Black Birds!


Bullock's oriole, male

Mystery Bird #1

This western songbird is known for its intricately woven, hanging nests.

Answer: Bullock’s oriole (male). William Swainson named it in 1827 for English father-son naturalists William and William Bullock, who had previously studied the species in Mexico. Note that female Bullock’s orioles are yellowish, not orange.

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