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Northern Oriole

Icterus galbula

Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles
Northern Oriole. Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles

There are actually two varieties of northern oriole, formerly considered two distinct species; the Baltimore oriole, the male of which has an all-black head and dark wings with slight white striping; and the Bullock's oriole, which has an orange face and pronounced white wing patch. Baltimore orioles are native to eastern North America, while Bullock's orioles are native to the west. The two have been known to interbreed where their ranges overlap.

Map of Northern Oriole in Canada
Distribution of Northern Oriole in Canada

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