Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Small, accommodating, and melodious.  Common in the East through Texas in the summer; winters in Central America.   Prefers woodland and scattered trees, especially near water.  Our smallest oriole; slender, sharp bill; males have dark heads and brick red bodies; females and young males yellow. Diet mostly insects, but also fruit and nectar.  Female builds pouch-like nest in trees; may nest colonially; tolerant of other species’ nests.  Lifespan up to 11 years.  Population ~ 10 million and declining.  

Skills

Posted on

January 24, 2015