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Bird Bio - Orchard Oriole

Common Name:

Orchard Oriole.

Scientific Name:

Icterus sparius


Male - Black hood with deep chestnut coloured under parts; Female - olive green above and yellowish below; 6-7 inches


  • Egg description: Pale bluish white
  • Nest description: Hanging pouch-woven from grasses, leaf fibers lined with fine grasses
  • # Eggs: 4-5
  • Length of Incubation: 12-15days
  • Fledging Age: 11-days after hatching
  • Broods/season: 1


Wood edges, orchards, shade trees-semi open areas


Mostly insects, fruit and nectar


  • Summer: East of Rockies
  • Winter: Central - South America
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