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Old Thursday 29th April 2004, 16:58   #9
Larry Lade
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I believe I will concur with Charles on this one. IMO, the gray on the crown of the female and the substantial beak would seen to be in favor of the Hooded Oriole. Baltimore first year males would not have any black on the throat and an adult male would not have the black so localized even if it was moulting. This male also seems to me to have a bigger beak than would be on either a Baltimore or an Orchard Oriole. A first year Orchard Oriole would have a smaller black area on the throat than is shown by this bird.
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