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The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole
by elbert on 12/02/07 11:48 AM


This is a "Icterus chrysater" Roger Peterson called the one he found in British Honduras the Mayan Oriole. all the modern bird books say its a Yellow-Backed Oriole. I say Yellow-Backed Mayan oriole to its friends! Everybody likes dog food.

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#258423 - 12/02/07 12:10 PM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: elbert]  
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i think next time i go to bz, and i want to take bird pix, i better bring some dog food wink

http://www.pbase.com/sweetjane/image/77820115

your pic still better, (and i mis named mine?)but again, the coincidence factor...

#258435 - 12/02/07 02:12 PM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: sweetjane]  
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Yes, a little dog food, you just sit and they come to you.
even the woodpeckers.
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#258437 - 12/02/07 02:20 PM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: elbert]  
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That feeder looks like a hubcap from a '33 Hupmobile!

#258440 - 12/02/07 03:02 PM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: SP Daily]  
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Its ancient Mayan artifact. from Studebaker tribe

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#258632 - 12/04/07 10:04 AM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: elbert]  
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We always call those banana birds. What IS a banana bird then? Do you have any pix Elbert?

Thanks
A

ps. we also see a bird similar to this one but it is orange and black - guess they are related....

#258635 - 12/04/07 10:20 AM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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There is a little banana bird I haven't seen one in years. I'm going to consider that an assignment. Thanks I had totally forgotten the banana bird.
their smaller and faster so It might be a challenge.


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#258636 - 12/04/07 10:24 AM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: elbert]  
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The Orange Oriole is common to Ambergris , we have several species of oriole on the island.


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#258694 - 12/04/07 09:59 PM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: elbert]  
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Are you referring to the Bananaquit? During the last dry season I had some regular visitors to my little northern place.


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#258737 - 12/05/07 10:56 AM Re: The Yellow-Backed Mayan Oriole [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Yes , There cute aren't they, and quick! I on a quest for a photo of one now. We have a slightly different one on Ambergris that doesn't look like the book its called the Cozumel Bananaquit.

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