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Bird Bio - Scott's Oriole

Common Name:

Scott's Oriole.

Scientific Name:

Icterus parisorum


  • Male- solid black head and back, rest is lemon yellow
  • Female- greenish yellow under parts, greenish above 7 ¾ inches


  • Egg description: Pale bluish white – brown/gray dots and lines
  • Nest description: Hanging pouch-woven from grasses, Yucca plant fibers-lined with grass and hair
  • # Eggs: 2-4
  • Length of Incubation: 12-14 days
  • Fledging Age: 14 days after hatching
  • Broods/season: 1-2


Dry woods and scrub in Desert Mountains, Yucca plants, and Joshua trees


Insects mostly, some berries, nectar. Will come to feeders.


  • Summer: SouthWest U.S.
  • Winter: Some in southern Arizona and California



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