Smaller than other orioles with a fairly straight, short bill. Adult male is deep chestnut-orange below with black head, throat, back, and tail; black wings have an chestnut-orange shoulder patch with white-edged flight feathers and white tips on greater coverts, which create a single wingbar. Young male is greenish-yellow overall with olive-gray wings and back with two crisp white wingbars and a variable black throat and bib. Female resembles immature male but lacks black on throat and bib, with two white wingbars. Very similar young male and female Hooded Orioles are slight larger, show slightly longer more rounded tails, and have a longer slightly downcurved bill.
Length: 18 (cm) Wingspan: 24 (cm)
Warbled phrases; calls include whistles, chatters, and soft chuck note.
Open fields with brushy edges, wooded areas, orchards, parks.
Occupies all levels of canopy in trees and shrubs. Nest is a shallow sock shape, hung from small branches of a tree.
Gleans foliage for insects, fruit, nectar. Sometimes visits sugar water feeders.
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