Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 6.5 inches
Black head, back, wings and tail
Orange underparts, shoulder, and rump
Orange tips to outer tail feathers
White wing bar and edges
Immature male similar to female but brighter orange with variable amounts of black on head
Dull yellowish-orange breast and undertail coverts
Two wing bars
Male Baltimore oriole can be told from other black and orange orioles
by its completely black head. Female is similar to other female orioles
but can be told from Bullock's by its more orange breast and less gray
upperparts. Hooded and orchard orioles have more extensively yellow
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 3-6
Length of Incubation: 12-14? days
Days to Fledge: 12-14
Number of Broods: 1
Diet: Primarily insects; lesser quantities of fruit and nectar
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August C
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley