Altamira oriole (Icterus gularis) FREE COLOR IMAGE - Title: Altamira oriole, Alternative Title: (Icterus gularis), Creator: Hollingsworth, John and Karen, Source: WV10342-General4, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: NATIONAL CONSERVATION TRAINING CENTER-PUBLICATIONS AND TRAINING MATERIALS, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: bird, birds, neotropical migrant, Santa Ana NWR, Texas, Lichtenstein's oriole, perching birds.
RANGE: Resident from the lower Rio Grande Valley in extreme southern Texas south through Mexico to Central America. STATUS: Rare. HABITAT: Inhabits open woodlands, trees along fields and streams, scattered groves in pastures, and hillsides. NEST: Fastens conspicous pensile pouch nest, 1 to 2 feet long, to the ends of slender, strong, flexible terminal twigs, 12 to 35 feet above the ground. Usually places nest in ebony blackbead, mesquite, or willow. FOOD: Forages among the leaves of trees for insects and fruits; also eats caterpillars, spiders, small figs, and berries. REFERENCES: Bent 1958, Oberholser 1974b, Sutton and Pettingill 1943, Terres 1980.
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Text Credit: DeGraaf, Richard M., Virgil E. Scott, R.H. Hamre, Liz Ernst, and Stanley H. Anderson. 1991. Forest and rangeland birds of the United States natural history and habitat use. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 688. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online (Version 03NOV98).
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