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280 days of Urbpandemonium #65

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This adorable little dope was flitting around the yard in a panic. My old half deaf half blind dog Charlie was oblivious, but the bird was aware of me and was trying to escape. I went inside for a while so it could sort itself out. The next day we heard three of these things begging their parents for food, in the neighbors trees and bushes that overhang our yard.

If they are robust and fortunate, these Baltimore oriole Icterus galbula* chicks will spend the winter down in the neotropics somewhere. Bright orange and black males and yellower females probably look more in place at the edges of rainforests and coffee plantations than they do in the suburbs.

* "Small jaundiced bird"

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asakiyume
Jun. 13th, 2015 11:50 pm (UTC)
I love your translations of the Latin name of both this and also the rabbits in the more recent post.

And how gorgeous this little guy is. Here's hoping he makes it to adulthood.
urbpan
Jun. 14th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! When the names are meaningful, knowing the meaning helps me remember them.
buboniclou
Jun. 15th, 2015 12:34 am (UTC)
So glad you caught a good shot of it!
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