Probable Hooded Oriole 28 September 2002 at Point Reyes, MRN, California. Photo © 2002 Eric Preston. This bird was originally identified as an Orchard Oriole, but I no longer have confidence in that identification. Others may have differing views, and comments or opinions are always welcome. Although this appears to be a young bird, I believe the pale gape markings are bird ticks rather than gape flanges.
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