31 Cool Bird Facts #21 – Orchard Oriole

Orchard Orioles [Icterus spurius] are a burnt orange color and are often under-appreciated when compared to their more flamboyant cousins, the Baltimore Oriole. But these important pollinators are a great joy to have visit your yard, and can be attracted to nectar feeders like other orioles.

Orchard Oriole {Icterus spurius}

Only loosely territorial, the Orchard Oriole is often described as a “semicolonial” species in areas of prime habitat, but it is relatively solitary in marginal habitats. In areas of dense nesting, one tree may contain multiple nests. – Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds

One thought on “31 Cool Bird Facts #21 – Orchard Oriole

  1. We get an orchard oriole once in a great while at our backyard, but a bunch of them live not far away at the Flatwoods preserve.

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