orchard oriole (Icterus spurius)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 6 inches
Black head, back, breast, wings and tail
Brown underparts, shoulder, and rump
Immature male similar to female but has black throat
Two wing bars
Male orchard oriole is quite distictive. Female Baltimore and Bullock's
orioles have grayer bellies than female orchard orioles. Female hooded
oriole very similar but has a decurved bill.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 3-7
Length of Incubation: 12 days
Days to Fledge: 11-14
Number of Broods: 1
Diet: Almost exclusively insects; lesser quantities of fruit
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 U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley