Bullock’s Oriole

In the West, sweet treats like oranges and sugar water will attract the Bullock’s Oriole to your yard. You may even see them on your hummingbird feeder!

Bullock's Oriole, male

Bullock’s Oriole, male

Scientific Name: Icterus bullockii.
Family: Blackbird.
Length: 8 inches.
Wingspan: 12 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male has a black crown, orange cheeks and large white wing patches. Female is mostly yellow with a gray back.
Nest: Weaves a bag-like structure in a tree; lays three to seven eggs inside.
Voice: Short, series of nasal-like whistles.
Habitat: Open areas with shade trees.
Diet: Insects, berries, and sugar water.
Backyard Favorites: Sugar water and oranges.

Listen to the Bullock’s Oriole’s song and learn where to spot them!

Bird songs provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Bullocks Oriole Bird SpeciesRange maps provided by Kaufman Field Guides, the official field guide of Birds & Blooms.

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Bullock's Oriole, male

Bullock’s Oriole, male

Scientific Name: Icterus bullockii.
Family: Blackbird.
Length: 8 inches.
Wingspan: 12 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male has a black crown, orange cheeks and large white wing patches. Female is mostly yellow with a gray back.
Nest: Weaves a bag-like structure in a tree; lays three to seven eggs inside.
Voice: Short, series of nasal-like whistles.
Habitat: Open areas with shade trees.
Diet: Insects, berries, and sugar water.
Backyard Favorites: Sugar water and oranges.

Bird Song & Range Map

Listen to the Bullock’s Oriole’s song and learn where to spot them!

Bird songs provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Bullocks Oriole Bird SpeciesRange maps provided by Kaufman Field Guides, the official field guide of Birds & Blooms.

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