Bullock's Oriole

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INTRODUCTION: Good morning! I am here today to introduce you to a very beautiful bird called The Bullock’s Oriole. The Bullock’s Oriole can be found throughout the western United States such as Arizona, Nevada, California, and parts of Texas. Scroll through this page to find more information.

WHO AM I? I am the Bullock’s Oriole.  I am found in parts all over the world, but mainly live in the western United States. I make beautiful songs and so do our males, but we have different tunes that we sing. I also build the nest after finding a partner and lay between two to five eggs.

WHERE DO I LIVE? I primarily live in the western United States, including Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Nevada. You can usually find me in hardwood trees such as willows, cottonwoods, and oaks. Pretty much where ever there is a tree that can house my nests, you can find me perched among the branches.

EAT? I like to dine on tasty insects such as caterpillars, berries, and nectar. With my sharp and pointed beak, I am able to drink the nectar from flowers and catch insects that are between cracks. I think my favorite things to eat are cherries and caterpillars.

HOW DO I LOOK? Our males have bright orange and black markings with a black throat patch and a white wing bar. I have a grey-brown body, duller yellow on my breast and stomach, and lack the black eye-line found in males. I am slightly smaller and lighter than males. I weigh anywhere between 1 to 1- ½ ounces and measure about 7 inches in length. We also have an average wing span of 12.2 inches.

Our species breeds between the months of May and July. I lay anywhere between two to five eggs in a single breeding season. I sit on my eggs close to eleven days and watch over them after they hatch. My partner and I bring food to our children until they leave the nest
two weeks later.
FUN FACT ABOUT ME? My species and the Baltimore Oriole were once combined into a single species called the Northern Oriole back in 1983. This was because of our species cross-breeding with one another. I became my own species again back in 1995.


 Come learn and do some fun in the process!
Kindergarten: Make a puppet of me out of construction paper that is the same colors as a male or female Bullock Oriole and attach it to a brown paper bag. Ask teacher or your parents to help you with cutting and pasting.
First grade: Draw and color a picture of me and list one fact. Use the same colors as a male or female Bullock Oriole when coloring and make sure the fact is something you learned from this website.
Second grade: Compare and contrast the me and the Baltimore Oriole using a Venn Diagram.
Third grade: Outline the migration patterns of me on a map of the United States. Color the migration patterns purple for summer, blue for winter, and green for year-round.


    This website can help students, especially third graders, to outline their migration maps and assist with their activity. It can also help all the students find important facts about the Bullock's Oriole including insects eaten, nesting, and behavior. It breaks all of the imperative information to this animal down to simple chunks.
    This is a sub section of the above website that lists some characteristics to identify the Bullock's Oriole; both male and female characteristics are listed. Identification features of other similar birds are listed: Baltimore Oriole and Hooded Oriole. It also has the map to show the migration patterns of the Bullock's Oriole.
    Another Wikipedia web page, with juicy, useful information about this beautiful bird. Physical characteristics, behavior, migration patterns, and other information that is pertinent to the Bullock's Oriole.
    Provides pictures of other birds that are relative to the Bullock's Oriole and also has a ton of information about this bird sectioned to make it easier to read. This is my personal favorite website because it is not too overwhelming with information but also not underdeveloped to where you cannot get any useful facts.
No information is on this website, but it does show some interesting pictures of selected animals, including the Bullock's Oriole.
Four sections about the Bullock's Oriole is presented on this website, along with five to six pictures of the beautiful bird.
Picture of the male and female Bullock's Oriole sitting side by side together. This picture lets you compare the genders of the Bullock's Oriole and look at their perfectly placed colors.