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    I am not a "Birder" and I took this photo of a bird in my back yard only because it is so colorful. I see a few every winter and just assumed that they are a common Baltimore Oriole. I sent the pic to a friend of mine who is an avid bird watcher and he identified it as a Lichtenstien's Oriole which is very rare and is know to exist only around Brownsville, Texas. He claims they have never been spotted outside their small home range and is all excited that they migrate to Fort Lauderdale every winter. What can I say...we got great weather down here.
    Can anyone confirm that his identification is correct?


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    Nice. He's right.

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    I can make a confirmation. Judging by it's beak,tail and wings I can say 100%, without a doubt, that you have taken a pic of a bird.
    Seriously, if this is true it'll be a great find. It's pretty too.




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    I saw the typical Oriole up near Buffalo, NY while Turkey hunting in the spring. When I saw your photo of this Lichstein's Oriole I almost thought, thats what i saw, but it must have been a typical Oriole up here! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (0zzy @ Feb. 28 2005,6:12)]I can make a confirmation. Judging by it's beak,tail and wings I can say 100%, without a doubt, that you have taken a pic of a bird.
    I'd add a 1% margin of error for the possibility of a pterodactyl.

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    Here's a pic of Lichtenstein's Oriole I found on Google.


    Whereas here's a regular one:


    So, I'd say, given the orange head, that you have one of the rare ones!

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    Cool

    According to my aduoban burd guide, thats a female Altamira Orile. Alternate names aside, they are both Icterus gularis. Lichtenstien's is i improper name of incommon useage.

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]to exist only around Brownsville, Texas
    Your freind, while in good intentions, is incorrect in this regard.The Altamira Oriole is a bird of Mexico and Central America whose range just reaches into southern Texas, so in spotting in in the area, you are lucky.
    species profile. this species is common in the southern part of its range, but certainly not here. For shure species identification in the future, try to find out its latin name as common names are many and apt to regional differences.
    that makes no logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I see a few every winter and just assumed that they are a common Baltimore Oriole.
    How could you mistake that bird for a Baltimore Oriole? Here is what one actually looks like:

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