National Geographic : 1945 Feb
Wildlife of Tabasco and Veracruz 213 t; N For Their Young, Oropendolas Weave Airy Cradles Which Swing in a Tree Like Fruit Members of the blackbird family, the birds build nests shaped like those of their relatives, the orioles. When parasitic rice grackles tried to lay foundlings' eggs in these nests, the rightful owners chased them away. On returning to a nesting tree at the opening of the season, oropendolas tear down their old homes and build anew. This Tabasco tree was the model for the one in Plate XV.