At 10 inches in length and with a 14-inch wingspan, this is our largest oriole. Relative to other orioles in the U.S., it has a shorter, heavier bill (which is black), and a shorter tail. Males and females have similar plumage. Hint: In this U.S., this species is found only in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
a) Altamira oriole
b) Hooded oriole
c) Scott’s oriole
d) Orange oriole
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