icterus (jaundice) cucullatus (hooded)
Saturday, March 31, 1984 — 10:50 am
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona
This was one of the strangest lifer sightings I’ve ever had. I followed my family into the aviary. After walking around a while, we sat on a bench and enjoyed the Arizonan and Mexican birds that were all around us. As we were sitting there, I noticed a Hooded Oriole foraging slowly branch to branch in a small tree outside the aviary. It was loose. We were in a cage!