Baltimore oriole

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Baltimore oriole
Adult male
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Adult female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Icterus
I. galbula
Binomial name
Icterus galbula
Icterus galbula map.svg
Range of I. galbula      Breeding range     Wintering range
  • Coracias galbula Linnaeus, 1758
  • Oriolus galbula Linnaeus, 1766

The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) is a small icterid blackbird. It is common in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird.

The Baltimore oriole is the state bird of Maryland. It is also the inspiration for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Icterus galbula". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.