Bright orange chest and beak in Dallas, Texas

by Wanda
(Dallas TX)

Yesterday there were several young cardinals around my seed feeder in my backyard. There was one, that really caught my eye. He was black or brown on his back, with a bright orange belly and a bright orange beak. Was this just a young cardinal? I usually only have them and smaller type birds at the feeder.

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Aug 25, 2015
Bright orange chest and beak
by: John P

Without any picture hard to tell but based on your description of this bird it sounds as though you spotted a male oriole which has orange body color with a black wing bars and usually a darker head.

There is a good picture of a male oriole at the top of this site upper right hand corner on hanging feeder by which to compare.

Female orioles can appear different than the male as they have lighter orange coloration with a lighter colored head and may have lighter brown mixed in.

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