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Sonoran Desert Birds



Hooded oriole (female) - (Icterus cucullatus)

 Hooded oriole (female)

Size: 8 inches
Overall Color: yellow
Occurrence: town
Diet: insects, berries, nectar
Nest: pendant basket
Field Identification: gray back, long slightly decurved bill
Season: summer

Hooded oriole (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae (icterids)
Genus: Icterus
species: cucullatus

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