|Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
The Altamira Oriole is distributed from southern Texas through Mexico and south to western Nicaragua. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in woodland, scrub and grasslands and is particularly fond of Mimosa trees.
|Its nest is the largest of any Oriole and is probably the most elaborate of any bird outside the Weaver family. The female alone builds the nest and it takes her about 3 weeks to do so. The feeding of the nestlings is undertaken by both parents.|
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