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Baltimore Oriole2020-01-14T16:09:26-06:00

Baltimore Oriole

The Baltimore Oriole, a small icterid blackbird, is a migratory breeding bird, seen in Galveston during the spring. It’s name comes from the colors on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. It’s the inspiration for the baseball team with the same name.

Kristine Rivers offers these tips:

“Traveling in large flocks, this species tends to create quite a stir when it arrives. Males are black above and bright orange below, with large white wing-bars. Females are greenish above and orangish-yellow below, with the same distinctive wing-bars. Listen for their chatter and look for them feeding on oranges in Lafitte’s Cove on the West End, or in Corps Woods Nature Sanctuary on the East End.”

Galveston County

‘Migrating Baltimore Oriole’ won 1st Place in the 2024 FeatherFest Week 4 Photo Contest.

Taken on a Featherfest Galveston Complete Birding Sampler field trip.


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