Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) - HBW 16, p. 759
French: Oriole de Baltimore
Spanish: Turpial de Baltimore
Other common names: Northern Oriole (when treated as conspecific with I. bullockii)
Taxonomy: C.[oracias] Galbula Linnaeus, 1758, America = Virginia, USA.
DNA data indicate that this is sister-species of I. abeillei. Formerly treated as conspecific with latter and with I. bullockii; hybridizes extensively with I. bullockii in a belt from S Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan) S in Great Plains to S USA (Oklahoma and Texas), but assortative mating (or selection against hybrids) evident at several locations. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in S Canada from NE British Columbia and Alberta E to S Ontario, S Quebec and Nova Scotia, S in C & E USA to C Texas, C Mississippi, NW Georgia, W Virginia and N Delaware; winters mostly in Florida, coastal California, Cuba and Jamaica, and Mexico S to N Colombia and Venezuela.
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VideosSee all 37 videos
A first winter bird feeding on an orange Locality Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Dave Jackson 30 November 1999 7 years ago 20 sec 5
A first winter bird feeding on sunflower seeds Locality Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Dave Jackson 30 November 1999 7 years ago 18 sec 4.8
An adult female perched and looking around Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 8 years ago 15 sec 4.8
A single bird in a Mulberry tree, feeding. Locality Grand Isle, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 1 September 2009 1 year ago 39 sec 4.6
A close front view of an adult male Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 8 years ago 12 sec 4.6
An adult male on a branch Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 8 years ago 17 sec 4.6
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An Oriole on a branch with white flowers.
Locality Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Michel Lamarche 17 May 2009 5 years ago 4.7
Spring visitor at a water garden in Orange County, NY
Locality Hudson River Valley, New York, USA (United States)
Lee Hunter 6 May 2014 1 year ago 4.6
On a branch
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 18 May 2007 4 years ago 4.6
A male perched on a rusty barrel.
Locality Long Point, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 13 May 2014 44 weeks ago 4.5
Female perched in "Adolfo's garden"
Locality Boca Tapada, San Carlos, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Josef Widmer 24 December 2014 25 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Margate City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
email@example.com 30 April 2010 36 weeks ago 4.3
Appears to be a young male trying to attract a mate. Has been circling a two-acre meadow from tree top to tree top for the past Locality Pennsylvania, USA (United States)
SevenMaplesBirds 26 May 2015 9 weeks ago 4
A male calling. Locality Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 10 May 2011 3 years ago 4