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Bullock’s Oriole
(Icterus bullockii)

The Bullock’s Oriole is a handsome neotropical migrant that can be seen and heard locally from mid March through August in a variety of habitats including parks, orchards, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, oak woodlands and riparian areas. The Bullock’s Oriole builds an easily seen pendulous nest dangling from oak, sycamore, riparian, orchard and ornamental trees. The Bullock’s Oriole nests from below sea level at Furnace Creek in Death Valley to over 6,500 feet. This and other orioles can be frequent visitors to hummingbird feeders.

Status: Not protected
Nesting habitat: Scattered trees in open areas, riparian, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, desert oasis, orchards, and farmland
Diet: Insects, fruit and nectar
Breeding season begins: Late March
Nest type: Pensile (hanging) pouch
Typical number of eggs: 4-5
Incubated by: Female
Nestlings tended by: Both parents
Migratory: Yes
Active period on the Preserve: March through August (see graph)

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