Will Elder, NPS
Natural History: The Hooded Oriole eats insects, nectar and fruit. It frequently builds woven nests in palm trees.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in ornamental areas and around willow woodlands. It breeds in palm trees at the Presidio.
Frequency: This species is found here primarily in the spring and summer when it is uncommon.
Identifying Characteristics: The oriole is characterized by its long, slightly curved beak. Males are an orange-yellow with a fairly large black throat patch. Females are a greenish yellow with no throat patch. Their belly is more yellow than that of the Bullock's Oriole.