WHAT’S IN A NAME
Bullock’s Oriole — Icterus bullockii
Name Roots: (Gr. ikteros, “jaundice, yellow”– for William Bullock)
Bullock’s orioles are sexually dimorphic, with males being more vibrantly colored than women. In addition, men tend to be a little bigger and much heavier than women. Men are identified by highly contrasting orange and black plumage, a black throat spot, and a white wing bar. The underparts, breast, and face are yellow or orange; by contrast, the back, wings, and tail are black. A black line extends from each eye to the black crown.
Adult women, by contrast, have gray-brown upperparts, duller yellow on the breast and underparts, and an olive crown. Some women might likewise have a dark throat spot, comparable to (however less substantial than) the one discovered in men; in all cases, women do not have the black eye-line present in men.
DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURENCE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
The Bullock’s Oriole is a Fairly Common Summer Visitor of the Sierra Nevada in the Foothill Woodlands & & Lower Montane biotic zone.
CONSERVATION STATUS —IUCN Red List Category
Redlist Classification Justification: This types has an exceptionally big variety, the population pattern seems steady, and the population size is incredibly big. For these factors the types is assessed as Least Concern. (DataZone BUOR Link)
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