Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula

Size: 7-8"

Male: (Shown) Bright flaming-orange bird with black head and black extending down nape of neck onto the back. Black wings with white and orange wing bars. Orange tail with black streaks. Gray bill and dark eyes.

Female: Pale yellow with orange tones, gray brown wings, white wing bars. Gray bill and dark eyes.

Juvenile: Same as female.

Nest: Female builds pendulous nest. One brood per year.

Eggs: 4-5; bluish with brown markings

Incubation: 12-14 days; female incubates

Fledging: 12-14 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Baltimore Oriole is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.

Food: Insects, fruit, nectar, will eat orange halves if they are set out, and will come to nectar feeders.

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