Texan Hooded Orioles

Icterus cucullatus

The Hooded Oriole is fond of nesting in palm trees. Winters are mostly spent on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico and summers in northern Mexico and just over the border in the USA and much of coastal California. One subspecies breeds in southern Texas, and in 2020 when I met them, I was surprised how their softer calls contrasted with the sharp whistling calls of the birds I’d met in California.

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