Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula)

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Found on Wikipedia Adult Male Baltimore Oriole Found on Wikipedia

Identifying Them:

Baltimore Orioles are a bright orange-yellow with black and white wings. Females have a more dull yellow color, with grey-brown wings. Both genders have a height of about 6.5-7.5 inches with a wingspan of about 9 inches to a foot long.


These Orioles live in the eastern United States during the summer, traveling to the far south area of North America in the winter. The birds tend to inhabit deciduous trees, not in large dense forests, but mainly at the forest’s edge. During the winter, while in Central America, Baltimore Orioles inhabit open woodlands and gardens. Baltimore Orioles are migratory and head toward neotropical climates.


Baltimore Orioles are highly adjusted to human life, wandering in public parks and backyards. They forage in shrubs, brush and in treetops, hanging upside down on branches. The birds will sometimes fly out, catching insects in the…

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