Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae


  • Size: 6.7″ to 7.5″
  • Flame-orange with a black head. Black wings with one white bar.
  • Females and immature males are more yellow-orange with more gray on the head and back and two white bars in the wings.
  • Medium-sized and sturdy-bodied with thick necks and long legs.
  • Long, pointed bills with a thick base.


  • Insects
  • Fruit
  • Nectar
  • Platform
  • Nectar

Matt Wistrand, XC415889. Accessible at

Medium- to long-distance migrant

  • Orioles get their name from their distinct orange and black coloring, which matches the coat of arms of England's Baltimore family.