Bullock's Oriole

Icterus bullockii

ML95561281


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Sean Williams
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eBird Checklist S44765933
Nahant Thicket Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)
Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.422, -70.9146 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

***Mega. Male feeding in an apple tree on the Mass Audubon Nahant Thicket property. Easily viewed from the boardwalk at the south end of the property near Willow Rd, facing toward the houses. The bird did not visit any feeders during our hour of observation. The oriole preened, shook, scratched, and vocalized for us, while perched in the sun. The chatter call in this checklist appears to be the first vocalization recorded for Bullock's Oriole east of Texas, according to eBird and xeno-canto.org. The combination of the bright orange cheek, supercilium extending behind the eye, and the orange flanks rule out Baltimore and Black-backed Orioles, which are monophyletic with Bullock's.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,298KB
Dimensions
2156 x 1437

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