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Altamira Oriole

Icterus gularis

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Large bright orange oriole with thick dark bill, found in open shrubby woodland. Limited black on face and throat; black back and wings with white wingbar and orange shoulder patch. Young birds duller yellow. Most similar to Hooded Oriole but larger and stockier with orange shoulder patch and thicker bill. Song is a series of sweet, clear whistles like many other orioles, but slower with a more deliberate, even pattern. Visits fruit feeders.

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