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
  • Turpial de Altamira (Spanish)
  • Oriole à gros bec (French)
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