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Female Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

By teocali
Female 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 a shot which I will upload next week.
For more on these birds, please follow this LINK

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Muskrat - really appreciated as always Smile

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

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CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 8:22AM
Superb image.

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CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
10 Jun 2011 8:26AM
A wonderful image, Sylvia, love the large beady eyes, very well captured. Carol
10 Jun 2011 8:28AM
Such wonderful detail
10 Jun 2011 8:28AM
What a superb image, Sylvia, wonderful detail, colours and presentation.
debu 6 India
10 Jun 2011 8:53AM
Very nice detailed image.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
10 Jun 2011 11:33AM
A super looking bird Sylvia, cracking detail and colour,
tim g 13 13 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 11:34AM
A fantastic capture.

franfoto 9 2 32 England
10 Jun 2011 12:16PM
Outstanding shot Sylvia.

Mark639 7 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 1:39PM
Great shot, and what a colour!

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
10 Jun 2011 1:45PM
She is a lovely bird and you've captured her beautifully........Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 Jun 2011 2:13PM
Superb shot, Sylvia.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
10 Jun 2011 2:40PM
A beautiful colour and nice pose. - gary
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 3:46PM
top shot Sylvia
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
10 Jun 2011 6:13PM
Excellent shot of the bird Sylvia with superb detail in the plumage.The BG is perfect.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
10 Jun 2011 7:19PM
This your best yet Sylvia. Superb detail and exposure and great timing showing the tongue
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
10 Jun 2011 7:54PM
Excellent timing Sylvia and a wonderfully detailed image.

Ray42 8 3 England
11 Jun 2011 8:04AM
An excellent shot Sylvia - a very good comp and excellent detail and timing
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
11 Jun 2011 9:02AM
A beautiful image Sylvia - superb detail showing the tongue and the food.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
12 Jun 2011 5:41PM
A terrific shot of this beautiful little bird, is that a damselfly she's snacking on?
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 11:27AM
Very nice indeed, Sylvia. Congratulations on your GEA.
14 Jun 2011 8:35PM
Fantastic shot Sylvia, how do you always manage to get such lovely settings for your shots.

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