Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula
Location: At feeder by kitchen; in oaks in back
With its brilliant orange and black plumage, the Baltimore Oriole's arrival is eagerly awaited by birders each spring migration. Its preference for open areas with tall trees has made it a common inhabitant of parks and suburban areas.
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Genus: Icterus (New World orioles)
Family: ICTERIDAE (blackbirds, orioles, and relatives)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)