Field Guide/Birds/Caribbean

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Hooded Oriole


18–20 cm (7–8 in) Breeding male

   Orange -yellow head and nape
   Black back, face, throat, and upper breast
   Downward curved bill
   Black wings have two white bars
   Black tail


   Olive-grey upperparts
   Yellow-green underparts

Juvenile: similar to female; male may show black on throat Distribution

Breeds from central California, Nevada, central Arizona, southern New Mexico, and southern Texas southward through Mexico to Belize. Some of the Mexican breeders seems to have bred already in the same summer in the US before migrating to Mexico for their second round of nesting.