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Male Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

By teocali
Adult Male Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) - L: 7.25" WS: 9.5" WT 0.67ozs. Uncommon in scrubby woods and hedgerows with isolated tall trees. Solitary or in small groups, feeding on insects, larvae, fruit and nectar. Smaller than other orioles and sometimes mistaken for a warbler. Male a distinctive dark chestnut and female yellowish-green overall. A pair was nesting in our friends' garden - the male was very shy but I managed the above shot.
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Back after a few days away. Many thanks to you all for your super response to my Female Orchard Oriole and a special THANK YOU to PhillipMinnis for the GEA - all very, very much appreciated Smile

Tags: Usa Male Bird Wildbird Orchard Massachusetts Wildlife and nature Oriole Cape-cod New-england Icterus-spurius

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Comments


Shroomer 9 14 167 England
15 Jun 2011 3:34PM
Very well exposed and detailed Sylvia and a great neutral bg to set him out
Richard

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franfoto 9 2 32 England
15 Jun 2011 3:34PM
Another cracker Sylvia, I am really enjoying these unusual birds.

Fran
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
15 Jun 2011 3:54PM
An excellent imagbe, Sylvia, what a pretty bird. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
15 Jun 2011 4:06PM
Beautifully captured shot of this attractive wee bird, Sylvia.
Ronnie.
15 Jun 2011 4:44PM
Excellent capture - well done !

Chris
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 5:05PM
first class capture
Beautiful capture Sylvia.

Jane
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
15 Jun 2011 8:40PM
A handsome bird - what a sharp beak. Looks good on the lichen perch Sylvia.
Brian.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 8:46PM
Nailed right on the eye SylviaGrin

Adrian
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
15 Jun 2011 8:55PM
Happy to make this 30 Sylvia - beautiful image.

Mike
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 10:53PM
Lovely shot of this beautiful bird - love the perch and even toned b/g - Ina
15 Jun 2011 10:59PM
hi Sylvia this is a great shot of this pretty bird regards gray.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
16 Jun 2011 12:48AM
An excellent capture, beautiful detail and colour. Stunning Sylvia...........Sandy
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Jun 2011 5:49PM
A cracking capture Sylvia, it looks like he's got his beady eye on something

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