Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus


Hooded Oriole
Hooded Orioles nest in fan palm trees, like the one in the photo above; they weave their hanging nests from threads of fiber taken from the fronds of this tree. These trees are not native to Northern California, but have been widely planted for decorative purposes, which in turn has attracted this beautiful species. Orioles of all species are attracted to sugar water feeders, such as attracted the female directly below at the Audubon Society headquarters in Silicon Valley, and the juvenile male below that to our back yard.


Hooded Oriole


Hooded Oriole


Hooded Oriole


Hooded Oriole