Monday, July 17, 2017

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole aka. Palm-leaf Oriole
Alvarado Park, Richmond, California, USA
July 2017
Member of the Blackbird/Oriole Family
§A Split of Orioles§

~true bird fact~ He's called a Palm-leaf Oriole especially in California because of the unusual way they make their nests. A female Oriole will poke holes in the underside of a palm frond and then thread fibers through these holes, essentially sewing a nest to the bottom of the leaf. In fact, the northward expansion of his range is largely owed to more people planting more ornamental palm trees. These birds certainly live up to their nickname in your Amateurnithologist's own neighborhood, as this bird was observed flying to and from a palm tree (actually I've seen him for a few years now, but this was the first time I was able to get a decent picture).

Loves citrus fruit (this one sounds like something I would make up, but appears to be true)
Always on the lookout for a shortcut to avoid hard work
Summer is his favorite season
Just very chill

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