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Smaller Woodland Birds - Page 6

Altamira Oriole M

Altamira OrioleSize - 8 1/2 to 10 inches long
Habitat - Streamside woodlands and desert shrub.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of grass and plant fibers in a tree 12 to 80 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 4, white, spotted with brown. Two broods a year.
Food - Insects and berries.

Orchard Oriole M

Orchard orioleSize - 7 - 7 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Streamside woodlands, orchards and shade trees.
Nesting - The nest is a hanging cup of stems and fibers, 6-20 feet above the ground in a tree.
Eggs - 3 to 7, pale blue or pale gray, spotted with black, brown and purple. Incubation 14 days, by female. Leave the nest 2 weeks after hatching.
Food - Insects and fruit.

Orchard Oriole M (1st year)

Orchard oriole - 1st yearSize - 7 - 7 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Streamside woodlands, orchards and shade trees.
Nesting - The nest is a hanging cup of stems and fibers, 6-20 feet above the ground in a tree.
Eggs - 3 to 7, pale blue or pale gray, spotted with black, brown and purple. Incubation 14 days, by female. Leave the nest 2 weeks after hatching.
Food - Insects and fruit.

Baltimore Oriole M

Baltimore OrioleSize - 7 - 8 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Open woodlands and shade trees.
Nesting - The nest is a hanging pouch of plant fibers and string, 6-90 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 6, pale blue, scrawled with black and gray. Incubation 12 - 14 days, by female. Leave the nest 2 weeks after hatching.
Food - Insects and fruit.

Baltimore Oriole Fe

Baltimore Oriole FeSize - 7 - 8 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Open woodlands and shade trees.
Nesting - The nest is a hanging pouch of plant fibers and string, 6-90 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 6, pale blue, scrawled with black and gray. Incubation 12 - 14 days, by female. Leave the nest 2 weeks after hatching.
Food - Insects and fruit.

Bullock's Oriole

Bullock's OrioleSize - 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Open woodlands and shade trees.
Nesting - The nest is a hanging pouch of plant fibers and string, 6-60 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 4 to 6, pale blue, with dark spots. Incubation 12 - 14 days, by female. Leave the nest about 2 weeks after hatching.
Food - Insects, spiders, nectar, and fruit.

Dark-eyed Junco

JuncoSize - 5 to 6 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Open woodlands and clearings.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of twigs and grass on the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 6, white or pale green, spotted with brown. Incubation 12 days, by female. Young leave the nest 12 to 13 days after hatching. Often 2 or 3 broods a season.
Food - Seeds, insects, and berries.

Purple Finch

Purple FinchSize - 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Woodlands, gardens with trees, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of twigs and grass 6 to 50 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 6, pale greenish, spotted with black and brown. Incubation 13 days, by female only. Young leave the nest about 14 days after hatching.
Food - Seeds and fruits; insects during the summer.

Purple Finch Fe

Fe Purple FinchSize - 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Woodlands, gardens with trees, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of twigs and grass 6 to 50 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 6, pale greenish, spotted with black and brown. Incubation 13 days, by female only. Young leave the nest about 14 days after hatching.
Food - Seeds and fruits; insects during the summer.

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated SparrowSize - 6 to 7 inches long.
Habitat - Bushy conifer or mixed woodlands.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of twigs, pine needles, concealed under vegetaton on the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 6, cream-colored bluish or greenish, spotted with reddish and brown. Incubation 12-14 days, by female only. Young leave the nest about 12 days after hatching.
Food - Seeds, berries, insects, and buds.

Fox Sparrow

Fox SparrowSize - 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Busy forests and thickets.
Nesting - The nest is a deep solid cup of twig, bark strips, rootlets, and moss, concealed at the base of a thicket or up to 7 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 5, pale blue or greenish, spotted with brown. Incubation 12 to 14 days, by the female.
Food - Seeds, berries, and insects.

Eastern Towhee M

Eastern TowheeSize - 7 - 9 inches long
Habitat - Forest edge, thickets, and shrubbery.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of grass, twigs, and rootlet concealed on the ground.
Eggs - 2 to 6, cream colored or greenish, spotted with brown. Incubation about 13 days, by female. Leave the nest 10-12 days after hatching.
Food - Insects, spiders, seeds, and berries.

Eastern Towhee Fe

Eastern Towhee FeSize - 7 - 9 inches long
Habitat - Forest edge, thickets, and shrubbery.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of grass, twigs, and rootlet concealed on the ground.
Eggs - 2 to 6, cream colored or greenish, spotted with brown. Incubation about 13 days, by female. Leave the nest 10-12 days after hatching.
Food - Insects, spiders, seeds, and berries.

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