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  Oriole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orioles are colourful Old World passerine birds in the family Oriolidae.
They are not related to the New World orioles, which are Icterids, family Icteridae.
The orioles are a mainly tropical Old World group, although one species breeds in more temperate regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oriole   (78 words)

 ORIOLE - LoveToKnow Article on ORIOLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The golden oriole, which is the type of the Passerine family Oriolidac, is a far from uncommon spring-visitor to the British Islands, but has very rarely bred there.
Orioles are shy and restless birds, frequenting gardens and woods, and living on insectsand fruit.
The nest is pocket-shaped, of bark, grass and fibres, and the eggs are white or salmon-colored with dark spots.
38.1911encyclopedia.org /O/OR/ORIOLE.htm   (423 words)

 New World oriole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The genus Icterus, New World orioles, is a group of birds in the Icteridae family.
They are not related to the Old World orioles which are in the family Oriolidae, but are superficially strikingly similar in size, diet, behaviour and their yellow-and-fl plumage, a good example of convergent evolution, and almost inevitably took the same vernacular name.
The name "oriole" was first recorded (in the Latin form oriolus) by Albertus Magnus in about 1250, and was stated by him to be onomatopoeic, from the song of the European Golden Oriole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_World_oriole   (248 words)

 Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland (39°17′0.58″N, 76°37′18.9″W), which was constructed to replace the aging Memorial Stadium.
It is home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, and considered by many to be one of America's most beautiful baseball stadiums.
Historically, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of several stadiums that have carried the Oriole Park name, for various Baltimore franchises over the years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oriole_Park_at_Camden_Yards   (864 words)

 oriole. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The European orioles are allied to the crows, while the American orioles, of the hangnest group, belong to the flbird and meadowlark family.
The golden oriole of Europe is a beautiful orange-yellow bird with fl wings and tail that ranges from England to Siberia and winters in Africa.
In the male Baltimore oriole of E North America the head, throat, shoulders, wings, and tail are fl and the rest of the plumage is orange.
www.bartleby.com /65/or/oriole.html   (329 words)

 Baltimore Oriole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The range of this bird overlaps with that of the similar Bullock's Oriole in the west, and the two forms were once considered to be conspecific as the Northern Oriole.
The Baltimore Oriole is a rare vagrant to western Europe, and there are a couple of British records of birds wintering near garden feeders, including one in Oxford in December 2003.
Oriole feeders are essentially the same as hummingbird feeders, but designed for orioles, including being orange instead of red, and having larger perches.
www.wikiverse.org /baltimore-oriole   (434 words)

 Birds, Familiar: Baltimore Oriole, Life Histories of North American Birds, A.C. Bent
The orioles come home with a stirring fanfare, but as each bugle is playing a different tune and the tunes are so distinctive, so characteristic of the individual bird, we can almost verify Major Bendire's statement that the birds come back to their old homes.
Courtship.--We note the courtship of the Baltimore oriole chiefly in the brief period between its arrival and the laying of the eggs in early June.
The Baltimore orioles were not so quick to find this new source of food as some of the resident birds; but once they made the discovery they became regular patrons, and for the past two winters have continued to visit the table in increasing numbers.
home.bluemarble.net /~pqn/ch41-50/oriole.html   (8121 words)

 Montserrat Oriole PVA
The Montserrat Oriole, endemic to the island of Montserrat, was previously regarded as threatened by loss of habitat to agriculture.
The Montserrat Oriole (Icterus oberi) is an endemic bird, restricted to the island of Montserrat, British West Indies.
Prior to the volcano, the Oriole could be found in three main areas: the bamboo forest east of Galways Soufriere, the leeward slopes of Chances Peak Mountain, and the Center Hills (especially in the area of Runaway Ghaut).
www.sei.org /o_pva.html   (10587 words)

 The Baltimore Oriole
The Baltimore Oriole is a migrant that spends its winter months in the neo-(American) tropics, and also in Mexico and Central America.
Orioles are strong fliers that tend to make a direct path to their destination.
The female Baltimore Oriole usually lays a clutch of about 3 to 6 eggs that are bluish white in color, marked with dark scrawls.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/tropical_neotropical_birds/91051   (476 words)

 Maryland State Bird - Baltimore Oriole - icterus baltimore
Then how delightful must it be to hear the melody resulting from thousands of musical voices that come from some neighbouring tree, and which insensibly leads the mind, with whatever it may previously have been occupied, first to the contemplation of the wonders of nature, and then to that of the Great Creator himself.
During migration, the flight of the Baltimore Oriole is performed high above all the trees, and mostly during day, as I have usually observed them alighting, always singly, about the setting of the sun, uttering a note or two and darting into the lower branches to feed, and afterwards to rest.
The Baltimore Oriole, although found throughout the Union, is so partial to particular sections or districts, that of two places not twenty miles distant from each other, while none are to be seen in the one, a dozen pairs or more may be in the neighbourhood of the other.
www.50states.com /bird/bltmori.htm   (1939 words)

 Song Bird Coffee - Birds: Baltimore Oriole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Baltimore oriole takes its common name from Sir George Calvert, first Baron of Baltimore, whose land grant north of the Potomac became the state of Maryland.
Sir George's coat of arms bore the orange and fl colors of the male oriole, and the early settlers named the bird in his honor.
altimore orioles prefer places where large trees are present in relatively open areas, such as shade trees along country roads, orchards, city parks and suburban areas.
www.songbirdcoffee.com /birds_oriole.html   (305 words)

 Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus
Despite brilliant colouring, orioles are often difficult to see slipping through the foliage where sun, shade and trembling leaves create a broken pattern of fl and yellow - perfect for hiding from prying eyes.
Each pair of orioles needs between 400 and 1000 poplars at least seven years' old within a sq km with the woodland edges as long as possible.
The oriole families then commence the perilous journey to tropical Africa running the gauntlet of the trappers en route.
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk /bird-guide/golden-oriole.htm   (680 words)

 Baltimore Oriole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The attractive Baltimore Oriole, a bird of open woods and shade trees, is one of the 9 species of Orioles that occur in the USA.
The Baltimore Oriole is closely related to the more western Bullock’s Oriole, and these two species readily interbreed where their ranges overlap in the great plains states.
The Baltimore Oriole is from 7 to 8 inches long with a wingspan of 11.25 to 12.25 inches.
www.wbu.com /chipperwoods/photos/baltoriole.htm   (500 words)

 Oriole Feeders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These oriole feeders allow both orioles and hummingbirds to feed while discouraging bees and other bothersome insects with a patented, spring-operated bee guard tab which closes the feeder when not in use.
The oriole's weight lowers the perch to reveal the oriole nectar for feeding.
Orioles as well as hummingbirds are attracted to its rich orange flavor.
www.wildbirdhouse.com /oriole.htm   (288 words)

 Baltimore Orioles : Ballpark : Oriole Park History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the beautiful baseball-only facility in downtown Baltimore, became the official home of the Orioles on April 6, 1992.
It was designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Helmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) with direction and input from the Orioles and the State of Maryland, which owns and operates the facility through its agency, the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA).
Steel, rather than concrete trusses, an arched brick facade, a sun roof over the gentle slope of the upper deck, an asymmetrical playing field, and natural grass turf are just some of the features that tie it to those magnificent big league ballparks built in the early 1900's.
orioles.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/bal/ballpark/bal_ballpark_history.jsp   (325 words)

 oriole on Encyclopedia.com
ORIOLE [oriole] common name applied to various perching birds of the Old (family Oriolidae) and New (family Icteridae) Worlds.
Oriole Partnership LLC Confirms Acquisition Proposal to Town and Country Trust.
Oriole Partnership LLC Improves Offer to Acquire the Town and Country Trust to $38.50 Per Share and is Deemed Superior.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/o1/oriole.asp   (521 words)

 Journey North Oriole
Orioles are also attacked and eaten by Sharp-shinned Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Goshawks, Merlins, American Kestrels, and Peregrine Falcons.
Orioles that pay close attention to slight movements not only get the most food, but also will be most likely to detect and escape from predators.
The oldest known wild Baltimore Oriole wearing a band on its leg was re-found when it was at least 11 years and 7 months old.
www.learner.org /jnorth/tm/oriole/LotsToLearn.html   (597 words)

 Journey North Oriole
Orioles don't need written instructions for building their summer homes, even though they construct one of the most complicated nests in North America.
Some orioles prefer to build their nest on the leeward side of a tree (out of the wind), but some orioles don't seem to care which side the nest is on.
Even the cleanest oriole family can't keep mites, lice and flies out, and once they get a head start, they can really multiply fast, making an old nest unsafe for a new batch of babies.
www.learner.org /jnorth/tm/oriole/BuildNest.html   (861 words)

 Tips and Tidbits: Western Tanager and Hooded Oriole
The oriole has a long beak and slender body in contrast to the stubbier beak and body of the tanager.
Orioles love the nectar and are often attracted to our "hummer areas".
The nectar (sugar water) for the orioles should be a ratio of 6:1 (water to sugar) as opposed to the 4:1 ratio for hummingbird feeders.
www.fundwildlife.org /articles/westerntanager.html   (594 words)

 Birds » Wild Birds » Oriole - Northern Main Page
The Northern Oriole is a beautiful bird that has delighted bird watchers in North and South America for years.
The Northern Oriole, also known as the "Baltimore Oriole" or "Bullocks Oriole", is a common sign of spring and summer in many parts of the United States and Canada.
The Northern Oriole spends its spring and summers in many parts of the United States and Canada, while it winters in Mexico and South America.
www.centralpets.com /animals/birds/wild_birds/wbd3855.html   (516 words)

 Attracting Orioles to your Backyard at Wild Birds Forever
The oriole, which is a part of the flbird family, is a welcome visitor in spring.
The signature of the oriole is its vibrant orange and fl coloring and its beautifully woven hanging nest, suspended pouch like from the very tips of tree branches.
Oriole's eat primarily insects, but in summer and fall eat fleshy fruits and berries.
www.birdsforever.com /oriole.html   (203 words)

 Oriole Bird and Birding Photos and Information - Birding
The Baltimore Oriole, or Icterus galbula, is a bright orange summertime visitor in much of the United States.
Note that the Baltimore Oriole is one of two birds that used to both be called the Northern Oriole.
The Baltimore Oriole was so named in 1731 because its colors matched those of the English Baltimore family which ruled Maryland.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art4268.asp   (243 words)

 LadyBirdSite.Com: Birdhouses, Birdbaths, Bird Seed, Squirrel Feeders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Orioles begin arriving across the middle of the US around May 1st.
It is wise to put your Oriole feeder out about one week before their expected arrival date.
Orioles nest high in the tree tops, so having habitat containing large trees will greatly enhance your ability to attract them.
www.ladybirdsite.com /site/1322886/page/622206   (134 words)

 Baltimore Oriole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The westward range movement of Baltimore Orioles is considered to be the result of suitable habitat created as European settlers planted trees on their farms.
With the advent of modern agriculture and the plowing of the prairies, Baltimore Orioles have continued to expand west along streams and rivers.
Baltimore Orioles have a yellowish wash to rump while the rumps of Bullock's are grayish.
birds.cornell.edu /BOW/BALORI   (655 words)

 Journey North Oriole Spring 2003
Bullock's Orioles, which are hatched in the western United States and Canada, spend their winter in Mexico and in the American southwest.
Whether they are in the tropics or the north, orioles have to eat to get the energy they need to stay alive.
When an oriole eats a raspberry, the energy from the sun goes straight from the fruit to the oriole.
www.learner.org /jnorth/spring2003/species/oriole/Update030703.html   (980 words)

 Oriole Feeders and Nectar at Wild Birds Forever
Orioles feed mostly on insects and flower nectar.
The orange plastic top will help shield your oriole nectar from sun and is easy to remove for cleaning and refilling.
This oriole feeder holds a generous 36 ounces of nectar in its plastic hexagonal bottle.
www.birdsforever.com /oriolepdts.html   (483 words)

 Orchard Oriole
Orchard oriole made up 1% of the total breeding bird population on the study area.
Rising (1974) reported orchard orioles as common throughout western Kansas in rank growths of willow and cottonwood.
Rising (1974) indicated that the bulk of orchard oriole broods in western Kansas occur during 20 to 30 June.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/birds/platte/species/ictespur.htm   (447 words)

 Scott's Oriole with nest photograph and sound recording   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The bird that is strongly associated with mistletoe (in the sonoran desert) is the Scott's Oriole.
The male does sing in the vicinity of the nest (as does the female) but the vicinity may be several hundred feet in all directions.
The original Scott's Oriole sound recording was made on May 30, 1999 in south-central Arizona.
www.mirror-pole.com /collpage/scots_or/scotts1.htm   (326 words)

 Oriole Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The real beginning of the Oriole Four, 1970 International champion quartet, was in 1951 outside a Baltimore high school - although no one, of course, knew it at the time.
Although they placed eighth in their first international competition in 1959, it would be 1965 before they again reached the finals and '69, in St. Louis, before they won their first medal, a fourth-place bronze.
But the next year, in Atlantic City, 12 years of work and dedication paid off, and the Oriole Four were the new champs.
webpages.marshall.edu /~bennett7/thestation/quartets/oriole4.html   (251 words)

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