The Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) is a medium-sized icterid (the same family as many blackbirds, meadowlarks, cowbirds, grackles, and others, including the New World orioles). It is primarily found in the Southwestern United States and south to Baja California Sur and Central Mexico.
As many of our desert birds tend to be more drap in color... browns and grays (for survival puposes), it's such a joy to see one of our brightly colored animals!
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