Streak-backed Oriole

Streak-backed Oriole
lcterus pustulatus


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A rare winter visitor to Arizona from Mexico.

Approximately 8 inches tail to head.
A rare winter visitor to the Southwest United States.
Mainly to Southeastern & western Arizona and Southern California.

Some might confuses it with a Hooded Oriole like when I was photographing it.
Many in the group told me, oh, that's just a Hooded Oriole.
I thought that was just great, because no one crowded in around me while I was photographing it.

The Hooded Oriole has a bared back and the Streak-backed has light broken streaks which I shall try to show.


These images were taken in Gilbert, Arizona at the



A few more images taken about 11/18/06

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