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Altamira Oriole

Icterus gularis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: ICTERIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Altamira Oriole is a bird of Mexico and Central America whose range just reaches into southern Texas. The largest oriole occurring in the United States, it makes the longest nest of any North American bird: its woven basket-like nest can reach 65 cm (25.5 in) in length.

Calls

Song a series of clear, slow musical whistles. Calls harsh whistles, rasping chatter, and nasal "ike."

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