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Bullock's Oriole ?
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Author:  BirderBert [ May 15 12:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Bullock's Oriole ?

In my Abbotsford back yard this morning in the rain .....what I think is a Juvenile Male Bullock's Oriole but opinions are welcome

ImageBullocks Oriole M1s by BirderBert, on Flickr

Author:  BirdingBC [ May 16 12:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bullock's Oriole ?

Nice spotting. Looks like a Bullock's Oriole to me. I'm not sure if this is a female or a first year male. The colouring seems to contain more orange as opposed to the female's overall yellow and there is a hint of the black beard and black crown. I am leaning towards 1st year male.

Here's some images from Google for comparison. ... 07&bih=797

Good birding,

Author:  BirderBert [ May 16 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bullock's Oriole ?

Thanks Kevin! This shot shows more of the developing black cap & bib:

ImageBullocks Oriole JM2small by BirderBert, on Flickr

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