Nature Journal
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Orchard Oriole Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)

General Information
- Sharply-pointed bill

- Black head, back, breast, wings and tail
- Brown underparts, shoulder, and rump
- Immature male similar to female but has black throat

- Greenish-gray upperparts
- Yellowish underparts
- Two wing bars

Similar species
Male Orchard Oriole is quite distinctive.

Female Baltimore and Bullock's Orioles have grayer bellies than female Orchard Orioles. Female Hooded Oriole very similar but has a decurved bill.

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