Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Look for this bird in groves and shade trees in residential areas
of towns and suburbs. Smaller than a robin, the males fiery orange and black is easy
to spot. As he wings by, his bright colors add a flick of glory to the urban scene.
The song is a rich series of whistled notes. Wintering to South America, the
orioles summer breeding range stretches from Nova Scotia to north Texas. This is the
architect of the graceful pendulant nests usually seen only after the leaves have fallen,
and the birds have gone.
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