Bullock’s Oriole

Icterus bullockii

This immature male Bullock’s Oriole spent five weeks at a feeder in St. John’s from December 18, 2007 – January 25, 2008.
– Photo: Jared Clarke (December 18, 2007)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds across the western United States and southwest portions of Canada. It is a close relative of the Baltimore Oriole (I. galbula), and was once considered the same species (Northern Oriole).

Record Details: Three records for Newfoundland. (1) An immature male visited a feeder in downtown St. John’s from December 18, 2007 – January 25, 2008 (when it died competing for food with robins). (2) An immature/female type was photographed visiting a private feeder in St. John’s starting early February and was seen sporadically until April 6, 2019. (3) An (apparent) immature male was present at a private feeder in Conception Bay South from ~November 20 – December 8, 2019.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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