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The orioles come in a wide range of colourful plumage, from the burnt orange of the Orchard Oriole to the bright orange of the Northern Orioles (Baltimore Oriole and Bullock's Oriole) to the yellow of the Scott's Oriole and Audubon's Oriole. The female orioles range in a mixture of colours from green, grey and dull orange. All these birds are a joy to listen to and are usually found in the crowns of the treetops, singing their very cheerful songs. The orioles are known for their weaver-style nests, hanging-like baskets from the tree branches that swing in the wind.
There are at least 9 oriole species in North America; the Baltimore Oriole and the Orchard Oriole in the eastern regions and the Bullock's Oriole and the Scott's Oriole in the western regions. The Spot-breasted Oriole is only found in central Florida. There are 4 types of orioles found in the southern states and Mexico, namely the Altamira Oriole, Audubon's Oriole, Hooded Oriole and the Streak-backed Oriole.