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Continued search for finding the actual oriole bird and nest pictured in San Bartolo murals
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Continued search for finding the actual oriole bird and nest pictured in San Bartolo murals

The photo teams of FLAAR Mesoamerica continue to search for each species of oriole in Guatemala which makes a tall pendant nest.

The Stuart brothers have suggested the yellow birds in the San Bartolo murals are Yellow-backed Orioles (Icterus chysater).

This oriole is a challenge to find. In the meantime, with the help of biologist Alejandro Sagone, we have found nests of the Altamira oriole, Icterus gularis, 20 kilometers north of Monterrico, Pacific coastal area of Guatemala.

We spent two days (Im)patiently waiting for hours for the bird to fly to or from its nest so we could identify which species it was. FLAAR photographer Erick Flores took even better photos (will be shown in upcoming FLAAR ethnozoological reports).

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