Utah Bird Profile
 Bullock's Oriole - Iterus bullockii

Name Roots: (Gr. ikteros, "jaundice, yellow" -  for William Bullock)

In Utah:   
by Susan Carlson

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree at a height of 15-30 (6-60) feet, in a pendant nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: upper-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and urban habitats.
How to find: “It is usually associated with riparian woodland, open areas with scattered trees and around human habitation” (Ehrlich, et. al., 1988). In Utah County look for it beginning the latter part of April along the Provo and Spanish Fork Rivers. The Baltimore Oriole and this species were formerly "lumped together" as the Northern Oriole.
~ Merrill Webb

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