Scott’s Oriole, a medium-sized New World Oriole, was named in honor of General Winfield Scott, a Union Army General during the Civil War.
Unfortunately, the Scott’s Oriole is showing a population decline throughout its United States breeding area. The suspected culprit, as is frequently the case, is destruction of the Scott's Oriole habitat.
Nesting Habits of the Scott's Oriole
The Scott’s nest can be found perched in a tree from 3-25 feet in the air. The female Scott's Oriole builds the nest, constructed of yucca and palm fibers and fine grass, and lined with more fine grass, cotton and hair.
The female Scott's Oriole lays 2-5 eggs which are pale blue or white with black, purple or gray spots. The eggs are incubated by the female Scott's Oriole for 12-14 days. Once hatched, though, both Scott's Oriole parents tend to the young for 14 days, after which point the Scott's Oriole young leave the nest.
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