This week we’re taking a look at the Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula). As members of the family Icteridae (Greek for “Jaundiced Ones”), Orioles are closely related to New World blackbirds, meadowlarks, and grackles. These migratory birds spend their summers in the vicinity of Murphys Point and are often seen perched at the tops of large deciduous trees. Common to edge habits, the Baltimore Oriole is rarely seen deep in densely forested areas. Adults have white bars on their dark wings. While males and females are close in size, their colouration differs — males are orange on their underparts — like the bird pictured here — whereas females tend to be more yellow-brown in colour.
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