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What could this be?

Posted by flowergirl70ks (My Page) on
Mon, May 12, 14 at 12:43

My friend who lives about a mile north of me, called and asked me to come over and indentify a bird. she thinks it's an oriole. quite frankly, I have no idea what it is. We couldn't get a good pic yet.
The back is brown, breast orange, and a yellow rump. It was eating orange with other orioles. same size as orioles. Could it be a crossbreed?

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RE: What could this be?

Female Baltimore oriole?

RE: What could this be?

It would help to know your location. But generally speaking, have you considered a female or immature Baltimore oriole?

RE: What could this be?

Didn't see your post there until I posted mine, Catherinet. LOL. I'll leave mine up anyway.

RE: What could this be?

Female oriole - is that what you saw?

RE: What could this be?

No, it was all brown, no wingbars, orange breast, brown tail and yellow rump. the rump was not easy to see. It was not a robin.
I live in southwest KS.

RE: What could this be?

The bars are not always that prominent ...

"Many females in first spring/summer wear to having almost
no wingbars, brown wings, and the central underparts (belly)
go pale much like Bullock's females."

Here is a link that might be useful: IDing orioles

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