Living Bird Magazine
Altamira OrioleIcterus gularis
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Icteridae
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.More ID Info
- Turpial de Altamira (Spanish)
- Oriole à gros bec (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Altamira Oriole has been observed foraging for dead grasshoppers on the fronts of cars.
- The Altamira Oriole is a solitary nester, with an average of a quarter kilometer (800 ft) between nests. Despite this wide spacing, it is not known to be territorial, and almost no aggression has been observed during the breeding season.