Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula
Baltimore Oriole specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant and rare summer resident April to September. Breeds in shade trees in residential areas, also in open deciduous forests from May to July. The adult male is black and deep orange; the female, tawny olive and yellow.

Specimen Information

Possible record for the bird at the top left
Date:  5/16/1879
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Falls Church, VA
Sex:  Male, Immature
Catalog ID:  236057
Possible record for the bird at the top right
Date:  5/27/1915
Collected By:  WV Cox
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  237076
Possible record for the bird in the center, perhaps a female or a juvenile
Date:  Not recorded
Collected By:  Not recorded
Locality:  Not recorded
Sex:  Not recorded
Catalog ID:  235277
The bright orange and black bird in the front is a male.