Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2021-28

Common name:

Baltimore Oriole

Scientific name: Icterus galbula
Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 1430 hr
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: 1
Age: ?
Sex: male
Location: Hamilton Drive, Cedar City
County: Iron
Latilong: 37*38'44"N, 113*7'44"W
Elevation: 5,800 ft
Distance to bird: 30 feet
Optical equipment: Binoculars, camera
Weather: Clear, light winds, 80F
Light Conditions: Bright, clear
Description:        Size of bird: Oriole sized
(Description:)       Basic Shape: passerine
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: orange, black, white, black head
(Description:)            Bill Type: pointed
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Bird sharing feeder in backyard with numerous Bullock's Orioles.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery: n/a
Behavior: Lands in junipers, flies to feeder, bickers with other orioles.
Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Bullock's Orioles, robins, house finches.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
many years
References consulted: Petersen, Sibley, Birds of North America
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Tom Biller
Observer's address: 1772 So. Hamilton Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84720
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Liz Biller
Date prepared: 5/12/2021
Additional material: Photos  
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