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Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
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Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)

General Description: Scott's Orioles (Icterus parisorum) are medium-sized, sexually dimorphic songbirds. Adult males are black above and bright yellow below. The wings are black with one yellow wingbar and one white wingbar. Females are yellowish overall with darker wings and tail. In females, both wingbars are white. In both genders, the bill is long, straight, and pointed.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Icteridae.

Favored Habitat: Higher-elevation Mojave Desert Scrub with Joshua Trees and the lower edge of the Pinyon-Juniper Woodland.

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)

Where to Find: Scott's Orioles are fairly common in desert areas around the Las Vegas Valley during summer. Look for them at Corn Creek and the desert areas on the Desert National Wildlife Range, and look for them along the north shore of Lake Mead National Recreation Area and at Red Rock Canyon NCA. Also keep an eye out at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and Sunset Park.

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Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Scott's Oriole singing from atop a Pancake Pricklypear cactus
Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Scott's Oriole atop a Pancake Pricklypear cactus
Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
Typical view of these skittish birds
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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