|Is this a male Baltimore or Orchard Oriole? Baltimore traits: orange/yellow coloring, long beak, yellow on its tail feathers; |
Orchard traits: black tail, shorter beak, chestnut/orange and black coloring;
Rowe Sanctuary, Nebraska; 7-11-10.
I saw lots of Orioles at the Rowe Wildlife Sanctuary last summer. Now, whether they were Northern, Baltimore or Orchard Orioles is what I wasn't quite sure about. If I don't hear them sing or call, I can't really tell them apart ... yet ... I hope I get better at it.
|The Baltimore Orioles Baseball team are not really made up of birds. |
Some baseball analysts might suggest they are not baseball players either.
Notice the tail on the bird in the logo has orange on it - the artist must have been a birder.
|The yellow tail suggests that this male oriole is a Baltimore Oriole; Rowe Sanctuary; Neb. 7-11-10.|
|A male Baltimore Oriole at Rowe Sanctuary? 7-11-10.|
|A juvenile male Orchard Oriole: yellow body with black throat and lores; Rowe Sanctuary, Neb.; 7-11-10|
|Another juvenile male Orchard Oriole; Rowe Sanctuary, Neb.; 7-11-10.|
|These look like a pair of young Baltimore Orioles; at left a juvie male and at right a female with its whiter breast;|
Rowe Sanctuary; 7-11-10.