The Bullock’s Oriole, Icterus bullockii, is a small blackbird.
Distribution / Habitat
Bullock’s Orioles breed along the edges of deciduous and mixed woods across western North America. They migrate south to winter in Mexico and Central America.
The Bullock’s Oriole has a pointed bill.
The adult male is orange on the under plumage, face and rump with black everywhere else; they have a white wing patch.
The adult female is grey-brown on the upper parts, dull yellow on the chest and belly and has wing bars.
Nesting / Breeding
The nest is a tightly woven pouch typically situated on the end of a branch.
Diet / Feeding
Bullock’s Orioles mostly feed on insects, berries and nectar.
They forage in trees and shrubs, also making short flights to catch insects.
Calls / Vocalizations
Its call is said to be similar to that of the Baltimore Oriole, but faster and somewhat more harsh. Males have a different song from the females.
The female sings more than the male and her song is described to sound harsher than the male’s.