Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum
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General Comments Accidental. A sub-adult male Scott's Oriole seen and photographed by numerous observers near Conover (Catawba) from 29 Jan to 10 Feb 2008 is the state's only record [Chat 74:80-81 link], [Chat 73:2 link]. Scott's Oriole breeds in the southwestern United States and winters primarily in Mexico; there are only a few reports of vagrancy to the eastern United States.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain No records.
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No records.
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Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2012-11-08], LeGrand[2011-12-19]
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