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Merlin Bird ID

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    Altamira Oriole Identification

    Adult Description

    • Bright orange and black.
    • Long tail.
    • Black bib.
    • Back black.
    • White wingbar and spot in black wings.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile lacks black; olive on back, dull yellow on head and body. First-year bird similar to adult, but with olive, not black back, and yellowish olive tail.
    Relative Size

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.3-9.8 in (21-25 cm)
      • Weight: 1.7-2.3 oz (47-64 g)
      • Wingspan: 14.2 in (36 cm)