Both male and female Baltimore Orioles can be pretty variable in coloration. 
I've watched many orioles, and I've seen yellow-looking males, and at the other 
extreme, I've seen quite male-like females. There is currently a pair nesting 
in the Newman Arboretum of which the female is very orange, dark-headed and 
confusingly male-like (yes, I've seen the male of the pair and he is even 
brighter!). In my experience the comparative blackness of the head (male) and 
presence of brownish coloration on the head and back (female) are good ways to 
tell them apart conclusively.

Enjoy these gorgeous birds!

Marie






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[bounce-122575376-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Asher Hockett 
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] oriole

We have our first oriole, a very pale, almost yellow male - it has a black hood 
but otherwise looks more like a female. I haven't seen this pale color in an 
oriole before.

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