Orchard Oriole

(Icterus spurius)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Orchard Oriole

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant and breeder in the southern half of the state; occasional in the northwest; rare in the northeast.

Habitat

Open woodlands, forest edges, suburbs

Size

6 to 7 in length

9½ wingspan

Photo by Bill Reynolds

Identification

The male underparts are chestnut brown.

 
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Similar
Species

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) is a larger bird, 7 to 8 in length. The male underparts, shoulder, and rump are bright orange. The outer tail feathers are orange.


Food

Insects, berries, and flower nectar.

 
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Migration

 


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Icteridae (blackbirds and orioles)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Orchard Oriole (Icteridae: Icterus spurius) Singing Male
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Published on May 28, 2012

Photographed at Fisher, Minnesota (28 May 2012).

 
     
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Uploaded on Dec 27, 2011

Filmed in Belize

 
     
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Published on Aug 22, 2013

The Orchard Oriole is common but local in southeastern Canada, central and eastern United States. It can be found in orchards, suburban shade trees, parks and gardens, and scattered trees along waterways. It is the smallest oriole. The male has a black head, throat, upper breast, upper back and tail. The lower back and belly are brick red or chestnut. The female has unstreaked olive-green upperparts with yellow underparts and two white wing bars. The immature male, as shown here, has an unstreaked olive-green back with a well defined black bib. The lower breast and belly is a greenish-yellow. The song is a rapid medley of flute-like notes and the call is a distinctive low "chuck".

 
     
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Uploaded on Jul 15, 2010

Video highlights of an Orchard Oriole gathered at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia, Missouri on May 6, 2010, 7:30 pm.

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A Male Orchard Oriole singing in the twilight hours at Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area in northern St. Charles Co. on 5/28/10

 
     

 

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Tina
5/15/2015

Location: st Stephens mm


blkfxsb
5/25/2015

Location: @ oriole feeder 17 miles south east of Hibbing on Hwy #5

Male and Female


mmarch
5/7/2015

Location: Bemidji, MN

Around Cameron Park and nearby feeders.


Bill Reynolds
5/27/2014

Location: Pennington Co.

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