Photos and article by Charly Mann
Female Baltimore Oriole outside of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Male Baltimore Orioles are yellow-orange with a black head and black extending along its back. Their wings are black and white except for a patch of yellow-orange at the top. Female Baltimore Orioles do not have a black head or back like the male and their wings are grayish brown except for a white wing bar. Baltimore Orioles spends many weeks building their nest which is woven together out of bark, grass, and string and looks like a brown sock hanging from a tree
Male Baltimore Oriole near Copan, Oklahoma
The Baltimore Oriole is ranked among the top ten most beautiful birds in the world by a poll of ornithologists (the scientists who study birds). They spend much of their time high up and trees. They are about six inches in length and have a long pointed bill.
Male Baltimore Oriole close up
Baltimore Orioles spend their winters in Central America and Mexico and then return to the same area in the United States in May.