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New World Blackbirds, Orioles, Bobolink et al Icteridae (2)

(Banner photos: Bobolink by Allan C. Morgan)

Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Rare vagrant.
Two county records upto the end of 2013.

2003 Cape Clear Island, 10th October, third Irish record.
1982 Cape Clear Island, trapped, 13th to 24th September.

Distribution: Breeds across central North America, rarer in the west and winters in mid South America. (Cornell Bird Lab)

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Rare vagrant.
Two county records upto the end of 2013.

2006 A 1st winter bird on Cape Clear from the 12th to the 19th October.
2001 Baltimore, first-winter male, 7th to 8th October. First Irish record.

No longer accepted - 1962 On board RMS Mauretania in Cork Harbour, October.

Distribution: Breeds in large parts of east and central North America. Winters in central America and the Carribean. (Cornel Bird Labs)