Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
HABITAT: Inhabits palm trees, mesquite, dry shrubs, and some deciduous and riparian woodlands; often found around ranches and towns.
NEST: Usually constructs a large, hanging nest with a variety of grasses, Spanish moss, thin branches, as well as dry vegetables, hair, and other local materials woven together, and suspends it from the limbs of trees or cacti.
FOOD: Eats a variety of insects, along with flower nectar, fruit, and other plant materials.
REFERENCES: Phillips et al. 1964, Terres 1980.