Oriole at Least Flycatcher stakeout

Lucas Stephenson

Hi All,
The oriole that has been reported for the last few days at the least flycatcher stakeout appears to be an Orchard Oriole rather than a Hooded Oriole, which is what it is being reported as. A few reasons that make me believe this is an Orchard is the very short tail and very minimal bill size as well as the overall size appearance in photos. The bird also has extensive green tones all over the body with no hints of gray -(a suggestive mark for orchard). Welcome to hear others opinions.
The best,

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