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 28 videos
MALE FEEDING IN A TREE Locality Manuel Antonio National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
ANTHONY VILLAUME 1 March 2012 51 weeks ago 22 sec 2.6
A female collecting nest material Locality Amwel Lake, New Jersey, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Alexander Grimwade 9 May 2006 6 years ago 15 sec 2.3
A male high in a tree, preening. Locality ZooMAT, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 March 2009 3 years ago 40 sec 2
PhotosSee all 51 photos
A ventral view of a male.
Locality Parador Santa María, Comitán, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 April 2009 3 years ago 3
A male perched on a branch.
Locality Morazán, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 11 October 2009 3 years ago 3
Male on suet feeder
Locality Connecticut, USA (United States)
Wendy Loveland 15 May 2006 3 years ago 2.8
Male eating jelly.
Locality Minnesota, USA (United States)
Aaron Pietsch 1 year ago 2.8
Locality Mill Race Trail, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 19 June 2011 2 years ago 2.7
Fighting for food with a Palm Tanager.
Locality Finca Los Ñaños, Tucurrique, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Juan Fdo. Alvarez Castro 2 years ago 2.6