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Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Mid-sized migratory bird loved for its intense orange color. Feeds mostly on insects. Breeds during the warmer season in Montreal area and passes winter in Central America and Northern South-America.

Common Names

  • Baltimore Oriole (en)
  • Orop√©ndola de Baltimore (es)
  • Oriole de Baltimore (fr)
  • Baltimoretrupial (de)

Taxonomy

  • Passeriformes
  • Icteridae
  • Icterus galbula

Where & When to Spot

Spring, summer and autumn in almost every park around Montreal. Density of this species is low and you may not see it on every visit to the park. Show up usually as couple in the higher branches of trees.

How to Identify

To identify this species I rely on the color and size. It is the only mid-sized intense orange bird around Montreal.

Photos

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2016-05-14

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 450mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f16.0; Iso 800;

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2016-05-14

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f16.0; Iso 800;

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