This is a companion to my other Bird of the Day blog, which focuses on birds I have seen in Victoria, Canada.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Streak-backed Oriole

Icterus pustulatus 

Large oriole
Bright orange body
Black streaks on back
Deep orange-red head and breast
Black face and chin
Black wings with two bold white bars
Black tail with white corners

I saw their long, hanging nest a day or two before spotting the birds. It was attached to the tip of a branch overhanging the pool area of our condo. Apparently, the two birds had built the nest the week before we arrived. By the end of our week-long vacation, we could already hear the chirping of baby birds coming from within.  Ah... the miracle of life.

Learn more about the Streak-backed Oriole

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