Baltimore Oriole

The Baltimore Oriole lives in a widespread area east of the Great Plains.  It's colors closely resemble those of the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. It is the State Bird of Maryland and inspired the name of the baseball team - The Baltimore Orioles.  They live as far north as Montana and southern Canada while migrating to central America in the winter.  

They build unique tightly woven pouches for nests and lay 3 to 7 eggs.  Both males and females feed their young.  Orioles eat insects and fruit.  They prefer dark fruits and berries.  At times, they can be found at hummingbird feeders.  Helpfully, they love to consume tent caterpillar moths in the larvae stage.   

Due to climate change habitat losses for the Baltimore Oriole are expected to be the largest in the Plain states.

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