Hooded Oriole

(Icterus cucullatus)
Hooded oriole
An hooded oriole finds insects in a Canary Island palm on the Main Post.

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.

Presidio Birds main page

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Fort Mason, Bldg. 201
San Francisco, CA 94123


(415) 561-4323
Phone is only answered Thursday though Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Leave a message otherwise and we will get back to you on Thursday.

Contact Us