Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus), Private residence at: The Greens Condos, E Sunrise and Kolb, Tucson, Pima County
This Streak-backed Oriole was photographed by Ron Haupt on 23 March 2012
at a private residence in Tucson (first three photos). This may be a
returning bird as a Streak-backed Oriole was
photographed in March 2011 by the property owner (Dave
Peterson) who at
the time did not know how rare it was (see fourth photo).
Casual vistior, mostly in fall and winter. 17 previous accepted records, with two more pending.
Adult with bright flame orange-red head and chest,
especially brightest in malars and cheeks, entire
underparts bright orange, heavy white wing edgings,
yellow-orange back with dark streaks, all black tail
with white outer tips and heavy dark bill with gray base
and straight upper mandible.
23 March 2012, photos by Ron Haupt
early March 2011, photo by Dave PetersonAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 30 March 2012