Smaller than Baltimore Oriole with smaller, slightly decurved bill. Adult males are rich chestnut brown with black head. Females are dull yellow-green with white wingbars. Immature males similar to females, but with black throat. Prefers open woodlands, river edges, pastures with scattered trees, and orchards. Visits feeders with nectar and fruits. Departs breeding grounds early and heads to wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America.