Common in coastal California, Southwest and South Texas. Timing: summer. Prefers open, dry woodlands. Large with a long, decurved bill; plumage is orange with black throat and back. Often use palm trees and poke holes in leaves to sew their nests to them. Color can range from orange to yellow. Can include mimicry of some other birds in their songs. Diet includes insects; fruit and nectar. Oldest wild individual recorded was 6. Population ~ 0.35 million.