23 December, 2009

Altamira Oriole

Scientific Name: Icterus gularis
Order: Passeriformes
Population Estimate: 2M
Location of Sighting: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Date of Sighting: December, 2009
Notes: There are several orioles in this part of Mexico. This adult Altamira Oriole is differentiated from the Hooded Oriole by being larger and having an orange / yellow shoulder patch instead of a white one. Differentiated from the Orange Oriole again by size and black back patch.

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