name: Baltimore Oriole
Male head is entirely black; under parts bright orange; back black; wings black
with white wing bars. Sexes are strongly dimorphic: females are
similarly patterned but much duller. Named for colors of the Baltimore
family of the Maryland colony, not the baseball team.
8-9 in. long; 11.5 in. wingspan; weighs about 1.2 oz.
Song a series loud, rich, flute-like whistles. Frequent call note is a
range: Open deciduous woods and edges, especially near water, in eastern
range: Forests and forest edges from southern Mexico to Colombia and
insects, including hairy caterpillars, fruits, nectar; comes to nectar feeders
and sliced oranges.Nest: Weaves a
distinctive bag-like nest on the outer branches of tall trees, especially elms
and sycamores; nest is often obscured by leaves; 4-5 eggs; incubation
12-14 days; young leave nest at 12-13 days of age; one brood per year.