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Bird Bio - Baltimore Oriole

Common Name:

Baltimore Oriole.

Scientific Name:

Icterus galbula


Male- flame orange and black with solid black head, Female- Olive brown above, burnt orange and yellow below, 7 inches to 8-1/2 inches


  • Egg description: Blush white to pale gray- brown and black markings
  • Nest description: Hanging pouch-tightly woven of plant fibers, strips of bark, grapevines, grass, yarn and string, Spanish moss, lined with grass, plant down and hair
  • # Eggs: 4-5
  • Length of Incubation: 12-14 days
  • Fledging Age: 12-14 days after hatching
  • Broods/season: 1


Open woods, riverside groves, elms, and shade trees


Insects, berries, nectar - Will come to feeders


  • Summer: Southern Canada, Eastern and Central U.S.
  • Winter: South East U.S.



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