Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
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General Comments This oriole is a species of the Southwestern states and Mexico, ranging eastward to southern TX. North Carolina has a single record, of an immature male photographed at a feeder in Charlotte (Mecklenburg) on 6 Feb 2015* [Chat 79:108 link], [Chat 80:13 link]. Photos of the bird are available on the Carolina Bird Club website photo gallery.
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.
Finding Tips
Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2016-06-02], Howard[2016-06-02]
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