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William Petrazzuolo

West Texas Bird Identification

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Hello, I live in West Texas in a town called San Angelo, and I have recently been having a bright yellow bird showing up in our morning glory trumpet vine. It is about the size of a mockingbird body, minus the long tail of the mocking bird.  It is mostly bright yellow, with black and white wings, and short black tail. The back and majority of the head is black.  I have pictures of it, but not sure how to upload to here.   

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Hi! Without even seeing the photo, that sounds like an American Goldfinch. To upload the photo, just drag the image file into the new reply section of the post.

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I think this is a bullocks oriole from the white wing patch. If not, some type of Oriole

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3 hours ago, Aaron said:

I think this is a bullocks oriole from the white wing patch. If not, some type of Oriole

The extensive white in the wing rules out all other Texas oriole species. While the location is well-placed to receive Baltimore x Bullock's hybrids, this looks like a one-year-old male Bullock's to me.

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