oropendola

Golden Oriole

(Oriolus oriolus)

Description

Almost the size of a Mistle Thrush, with undulating flight. Male is unmistakable due to its yellow plumage and black wings and tail; the female is duller, green and dark brown, but also has a rather long red bill.

Habitat

Broadleaf woods, parks, etc. Very difficult to detect among foliage.

Nest

Hung between two twigs at the end of a branch; cup sown with grass, strips of bark, etc., lined with finer materials.

Diet

Insects, fruit.

Visitor during the months of:

April to September.