How Much Do You Know About Orioles?

Audubon's oriole

Mystery Oriole #2

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

Answer: b) Audubon’s oriole. This secretive bird builds a cup-shaped nest, which is sometimes—but not always—pendulous, like those of Baltimore and Bullock’s orioles.

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