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Includes: Ochre Oriole
15â€“17 cm (6-6Â½ in)
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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.
Open woodland, trees along streams, rivers and lakes, and on farms and parklands. Avoids dense woodland.
Their main diet consists of insects such as flies and ants, with the addition of berries and nectar; also flower parts.
They construct a deep, hanging cup nest, from grass fibres. It is hidden within dense foliage, often in a cluster of trees. The young fledge 11 to 14 days after hatching.
Song: a musical chirping warble. Best heard in the spring soon after the male arrives.
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