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    Altamira Oriole

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    Altamira Oriole

    Icterus gularis
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Icteridae
    Basic Description

    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.

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    Other Names
    • Calandria Dorso Negro Mayor (Spanish)
    • Oriole à gros bec (French)
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