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Oriole (Baltimore)

Icterus galbula
Oriole (Baltimore)

Range

They breed across North America east of the Rocky Mountains. They spend the winters in Florida, the Caribbean, central Mexico, Central America to northern South America.

Habitat

They live in deciduous forests, and in parks and yards where there are big shade trees.

Body Traits

They have a black head, back, wings and tail. They have an orange breast, rump and shoulder patch. The females are brown with yellow underneath.

Habits

They can travel in flocks.

Diet

They eat caterpillars, fruits, insects, spiders, and nectar.

Reproduction

Females weave a sac nest from grass, and hair and hang it from the end of a branch at the top of a tall tree. She lays 3 - 7 pale gray eggs streaked with dark lines.

Oriole (Baltimore)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Icterus
Species: I. galbula

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