Living Bird Magazine
Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Icteridae
The brilliant yellow and black Scott's Oriole is a bird of desert hillsides, found in the arid Southwest and into Mexico.More ID Info
- Turpial de Scott (Spanish)
- Oriole jaune-verdâtre (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Scott's Oriole is closely associated with yuccas in much of its range. It forages for insects on yucca plants, eats nectar from yucca flowers, weaves its nest from fibers taken from dead yucca leaves, and hangs the nest from live yucca leaves.
- The Scott's Oriole is one of the first birds to start singing each day, starting before sunrise. It is a persistent singer too, and can be heard at all times of the day and throughout most of the summer. It even has been heard singing on its wintering grounds. The female will sing from the nest in response to the male's song.
- The oldest recorded Scott's Oriole was a male, and at least 6 years, 5 months old when he was recaught and rereleased during banding operations in Arizona.