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Altamira Oriole
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02/24/2010
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 The Altamira Oriole is a tropical resident year-round, reaching into the U.S. only in southernmost Texas.

 


It was only in 1939 that this Altamira Oriole was first found north of the Rio Grande River. Now it happily visits residents on the Texas side of the river, especially where a juicy orange half waits in a backyard feeder. Northerly breeding orioles, like Bullock’s in the West and the Baltimore in the East, nest as far north as Canada, but winter mostly in Central America.
Learn more about the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.


 
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