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Black-vented Oriole

Icterus wagleri

In Mexico and Central America, this large oriole lives mostly in dry forest or semi-open woods of the foothills and lower mountain slopes. It has wandered north into Texas and Arizona on only a few occasions, but some of these strays have remained for months.
Family Blackbirds and Orioles
In Mexico and Central America, this large oriole lives mostly in dry forest or semi-open woods of the foothills and lower mountain slopes. It has wandered north into Texas and Arizona on only a few occasions, but some of these strays have remained for months.
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Weak “nyah”
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