The most widespread western oriole, this species hybridizes with oriole #3 where their ranges meet. The two species were once considered one, called the northern oriole. The females of this species and oriole #3 are nearly identical, but the black eye line on males is distinct among U.S. orioles. Hint: This bird was not named for a type of bovine, but for the father and son team of ornithologists who first described it in the early 18th century.
a) Catesby’s oriole
b) Western oriole
c) Angus oriole
d) Bullock’s oriole
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