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Includes: Ochre Oriole
9-10 in. Chestnut underneath, black head, back, tail, and wings, thin straight bill. Females and immatures are olive-green above with two white wing-bars and yellowish underparts; immature males have a dark throat.
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Eastern United States from eastern Montana and eastern New Mexico east and north to southern Michigan, central New York, and Massachusetts south into central Mexico; absent from southern Florida. Recent results suggest that at least part of the US population after having bred in early parts of summer migrates to north-western Mexico where a second round of breeding takes place.
Two subspecies accepted:
fuertesi is sometimes split as full species, Ochre Oriole or Fuerte's Oriole.
Trees along streams, rivers and lakes, and on farms and parklands.
The diet includes insects, berries and nectar; also flower parts.
They build a deep, hanging cup nest, although woven of grass fibres, hidden within dense foliage, often in a dense cluster of trees. The young leave the nest 11 to 14 days after hatching.
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