Scotts Oriole

Other Names: none

Distribution: southwestern United States in summer, south to Mexico in winter; summer and winter ranges may overlap.

Scotts Oriole distribution range map

Description:

Size: 22-24 cm in length with a 29-32 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males have a black head, mantle, throat, and central breast area; bright lemon-yellow underparts, rump, and outer tail feathers. The wings, tail feathers, and wide terminal band are also black. Males have one slender white wing bar. Females are lime-yellow with dusky streaks on the back, and two wing bars. The legs, beak, and eyes are all black.

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Scotts Oriole

Scotts Oriole

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
jelly
orange-halves
raisins
suet
Regions
arizona
arkansas
baja california
california
colorado
georgia
idaho
illinois
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
mexico
minnesota
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north carolina
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
texas
utah
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
buzzing
Habitat
chaparral
riparianorriverforest
shrubs
mountains
Deserts
Grasslands
Color
black
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
blackbirds (new world) and orioles - icteridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species