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Orchard Oriole -
(Icterus spurius)



  • Medium-sized songbird
  • Male has black head, back, tail and wings
  • Brick red breast
  • Female is olive above, yellow-green below, dark grey to black wings with two 
    white wingbars
  • Immature male similar to female, with
         black bib
  • 6-7" (15-18 cm)


  • Deciduous forest, farmsteads
  • Open areas with some trees

Additional Information

  • Uncommon migrant and summer resident
  • Spends relatively little time on breeding
  • Raises one brood
  • Occasionally found on the Reserve

Comparable Species

Orchard Oriole showing its colors

Female Orchard Oriole looking so dainty 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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