Friday, June 29, 2012

Audubon's Oriole

Audubon Oriole
As long as we are looking at Oriole's, here is another one, found only in the southern part of Texas.  This is a photo of an adult.  The juveniles have more yellow, as the black is only beginning to develop.
This bird takes his name, of course, from the great naturalist/painter, John James Audubon, one of the very first to depict the birds of North America, way back in the early 1800's.  Lacking, perhaps, the sensitivities of the modern day nature lover, he shot 'em, stuffed 'em, and painted 'em.       

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