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Don’t confuse this oriole with a baseball team’s mascot

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By Horace Brown

The Orchard Oriole is only 7.25 inches long with a 9.5-inch wingspan and is the smallest member or the Oriole family, so small they often are mistaken for a species of Warbler.
The male is not bright orange and black, as is the more well-known Baltimore Oriole, but instead it is a dark red/orange and black, The female is more of a yellowish olive-green bird as show in the accompanying photograph.
These orioles winter in the tropics, with the males returning in mid-April to Kentucky and begin setting up their territories.


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