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Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula


I thought this was a Baltimore Oriole...looks different though...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Baltimore Oriole (female)
Icterus galbula

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ChristyHolland 5 years ago

Thanks for the comments, all! Ashley, I was leaning towards juvi male. Thanks for the confirmation!

AshleyT 5 years ago

This is not a female, Joshua. This is an immature male molting into adult plumage, and there are several characters that tell you this. Females have a solid orange tail, this bird has dark feathers coming in on the tail, just like an adult male. Females have a solid orange breast, the bird has a lot of black coming in on the chest, again just like an adult male. Females have a mostly orange head with a little bit of gray on them, this bird has a lot of black, just like an adult male. Females have gray wings, this bird has almost black wings.
I have also asked you several times to include references with your ID suggestions, Joshua. Please do this in the future! ID suggestions are not complete without them, and doing so you may have seen that this bird is not a female.

JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

The juvenile lacks white markings on the secondaries.

kjgrinter 5 years ago

Definitely a Baltimore Oriole but I don't know if it's a female (two white wing bars) or a juvenile male.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2014
Submitted on Jul 17, 2014

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