Baltimore Oriole

Nancy Barrett

Toronto, Canada

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Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Photographed at Point Pelee National Park, Ontario
Nikon D90 with 70-300 mm VR lens

With its brilliant orange and black plumage, the Baltimore Oriole’s arrival is eagerly awaited by birders each spring migration. Its preference for open areas with tall trees has made it a common inhabitant of parks and suburban areas.

The Baltimore Oriole hybridizes extensively with the Bullock’s Oriole where their ranges overlap in the Great Plains. The two species were considered the same for a while and called the Northern Oriole, but recently, they were separated again. Molecular studies of the oriole genus indicate that the two species are not very closely related.

The nest is characteristic, a woven bag about six inches deep, suspended from a small fork near the end of a drooping branch. It is very substantial, as it must be to withstand the gusty winds of summer storms. The female is indeed one of the most skillful artisans of North American birds. She will readily accept pieces of string or yarn hung out over a fence or porch rail.

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