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Oriole Blackbird

Gymnomystax mexicanus

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Beautiful and unmistakable: larger than most orioles, predominantly golden-yellow with black back, wings, and tail. Also note black surrounding eye and black mustache. Stout pointed bill typical of this family. Sexes alike. Found in open habitats including grasslands, marshes, and open woodland, often associated with water. Usually in small flocks. A lowland bird, not usually wandering higher than a couple hundred meters in elevation.

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