Bullock's oriole


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Bullock's oriole

n.
A songbird (Icterus bullockii) of western North America, having black and orange plumage with large white wing patches in the male and yellowish brown plumage in the female. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the northern oriole.

[After William Bullock, 19th-century British naturalist.]

Bul′lock's o′riole

(ˈbʊl əks)
n.
a North American oriole, Icterus galbula bullockii, the western subspecies of the northern oriole.
[1855–60, Amer.; after William Bullock, 19th-century English naturalist]
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Noun1.Bullock's oriole - western subspecies of northern orioleBullock's oriole - western subspecies of northern oriole
Icterus galbula, northern oriole - a kind of New World oriole
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We were not able to construct appropriate habitat models for orange-crowned warbler or Bullock's oriole because the likelihood optimization routine used by PROC GLIMMIX (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina) could not produce parameter estimates.
Of the species influenced by habitat, three of the four species more likely to be found in cottonwood habitat are Nearctic-Neotropic migrants (hermit thrush, [F.sub.2,73] = 3.42, P = 0.04; blue grosbeak, [F.sub.2,73] = 5.10, P = 0.008; Bullock's oriole, [F.sub.2,73] = 4.02, P = 0.02), whereas each of the four species more likely encountered in residential habitat are permanent residents.
we included the ash-throated flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens), western kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis), warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus), Lucy's warbler (Oreothlypis luciae), western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina), lark sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), lark bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys), black-headed grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus), lazuli bunting (Passerina amoena), Bullock's oriole (Icterus bullockii), and lesser goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria).