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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Aves > Passeriformes > Icteridae

Names in different Languages

EnglishBaltimore Oriole
FrenchOriole de Baltimore
SpanishOropéndola de Baltimore


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.

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.



2022-06-11Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-06-04Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-05-21Parc Île-de-la-Visitation
2019-07-01Parc Angrignon
2019-05-09Parc de la Frayère
2019-05-06Parc de la Frayère
2016-05-14Parc Angrignon


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.