Merlin

Audubon's Oriole Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium-sized songbird.
  • Yellowish body.
  • Black hood.
  • Black wings.
  • Long, black tail.
  • Straight, pointed bill.

Immature Description

Juvenile lacks black. Olive on back, grayer on head and nape, yellower on rump. Underparts yellow with gray throat. Wings brownish gray. Tail olive with darker central feathers. First-year bird similar to adult, but with wings and tail dull brownish rather than black.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 7.5-9.4 in (19-24 cm)
    • Weight: 1.1-1.9 oz (31-53 g)
    • Wingspan: 12.6 in (32 cm)