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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Mid-sized migratory bird loved for its intense orange colour. Feeds mostly on insects. Breeds during the warmer season in Montreal area and passes winter in Central America and Northern South-America.


Aves > Passeriformes > Icteridae

Names in different Languages

EnglishBaltimore Oriole
FrenchOriole de Baltimore
SpanishOropéndola de Baltimore

How to Identify

To identify this species I rely on the colour and size. It is the only mid-sized intense orange bird around Montreal.

Where When to Spot

Spring, summer and autumn in almost every park around Montreal. Density of this species is low and you may not see it on every visit to the park. Show up usually as couple in the higher branches of trees.

Jardin Botanique de Montréal 2 0 0 0
Parc Angrignon 1 1 0 0
Parc de la Frayère 2 0 0 0
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation 1 0 0 0
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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.

Photos of Baltimore Oriole


Last updated on 2023-05-06. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.