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Yellow Hooded Orioles and Citrus

May 1, 2013

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This orange dropped from our tree recently. I suspect a hooded oriole. They dine on fruit, nectar, insects and spiders. I’ve seen these orioles in my yard on occasion, but not recently. Favored nesting spots are Washington fan palm trees, which line my street.

The above video shows a hooded oriole flitting about an orange tree in southern California.

See images of hooded orioles and their nests captured by a photographer in San Diego County. Listen to their song and chatter here or on SoundCloud.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons/Tony Higsett

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