Like oriole #1, in the U.S. this species is found only in South Texas; is nonmigratory; and males and females are similar in appearance. But this species has a relatively longer bill and tail and is primarily yellow. Its distinguishing characteristic is the combination of an all-black hood and greenish back. Hint: This oriole was named for North America’s most famous 19th century bird artist.
a) Hooded oriole
b) Audubon’s oriole
c) Wilson’s oriole
d) Catesby’s oriole
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Tips for Easy Bird Identification
Identifying birds is at the very heart of bird watching. Each bird encountered is like a little puzzle or mystery to solve, because, while birds of a single species all share a certain set of physical traits, no two individual birds, like no two individual humans, are exactly alike.