Family Blackbirds and Orioles
Dry tropical forests, from northwestern Mexico to Costa Rica, are the usual haunts of this colorful oriole. The bird is a rare stray into the Southwest, mostly southern Arizona and southern California. Most records in the past were for fall and winter, but recently a couple of pairs have stayed through the summer and have even nested in Arizona.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls

Song generally similar to Northern Oriole; includes an unmelodious warble, dry chattering; also makes a series of clear wheet call notes, softer than the call of the Hooded.
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