Bullock-s-oriole meaning

A songbird (Icterus bullockii) of western North America, having black and orange plumage with large white wing patches in the male and yellowish brown plumage in the female. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the northern oriole.
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Origin of bullock-s-oriole

  • After William Bullock , 19th-century British naturalist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition