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Baltimore oriole
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Adult male
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Adult female
Conservation status
Scientific classification
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Range of I. galbula      Breeding range     Wintering range
Synonyms
  • 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.

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