Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Recommended Posts

This is not my sighting but it probably 30 minutes from here... reported as Scott's oriole. I'm looking at it and the color looks good... But, I'm not very good with birds I don't see often enough and I've never seen one of those. Looking on eBird, I'm thinking the black should be coming down the breast a ways and it isn't with this bird.
Thoughts???

https://ebird.org/checklist/S107774915

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was kind of thinking about an oddly colored baltimore or a hybrid.
I'd love some confirmation that it's a scott's...  that lady is in my Birding Arkansas facebook group so I might message and ask to go look. If it's still around. Google says 21 minutes, depending on traffic...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I'd call it a female/immature Baltimore.  Shape/proportions are wrong for a Scott's.

When I was looking at the species(plural of species, ha) online, I was thinking the scott's had a longer appearance than this bird.
But man, those baltimores... I've seen some in person that have had me scratch my head for their colors...
A female, going by "typical" Id pics would have less black on the head and the male should be more orange...
variation can drive me nuts. 
Bummer that it isn't a scott's... on the upside, I don't need to hound someone to let me in their yard and get dressed and go anywhere.  HA...

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...