Taken in my back yard, Marana, AZ 3-28-2010 With a Canon Powershot SX10IS. 20 min. after the Bullock’s Oriole
Hooded Oriole inhabits generally arid environments it is most numerous on wooded in riparian areas or desert oases with palm trees, which it favors for nesting,
It feeds on insects and , like other orioles, is readily attracted to backyards with offerings of fruit or of nectar at hummingbird and oriole feeders.
VOICE Song a contorted, catbirdlike set of mews, quick whistles and harsh calls. Call a weak, rising week