This vintage book plate features an illustration of two beautiful Orchard Oriole birds perched on a tree branch. The dark-colored bird is a male and the light-colored bird is a female. The Orchard Oriole grows to seven inches in length. I scanned the original book plate from Birdcraft by Mabel Osgood Wright. The artist of the illustration is Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The book was published in 1897.
Shari Pauly says
Saw my very first orchard oriole today ! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing this clip art.
Michael Gaskell says
Dear Sir/Madam, Please can you tell me if the bird referred to above as the Orchard Oriole,is in fact,the Golden Oriole found on mainland Europe.Thanking you,Mick.