Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Black-cowled Oriole

The Hotel de Campo in northern Costa Rica supported a rich diversity of birds. One reason for this diversity was the feeders the owners maintained in front of many of the cabanas on the campus. On 11 July, we photographed this Black-cowled Oriole. A cowl is the large hood warn by some monks. The name seems appropriate for this oriole.

Black-cowled Orioles are common along the Caribbean slope from southeastern Mexico to western Panama. They eat fruits and arthropods and favor secondary forest edges other other disturbed habitats. 

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