The Baltimore Oriole earned its name by resembling the color scheme on the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore (a Baron from Ireland after which the Maryland city is named).
The major league baseball team the Baltimore Orioles was named after the bird and sports the color scheme of the bird. The Baltimore Oriole is also the state bird of Maryland.
Nesting Habits of the Baltimore Oriole
The Baltimore Oriole nest is a woven pouch found dangling off the end of branches. Made from hair, plant and synthetic fibers, the Baltimore Oriole nest is often gourd-shaped.
Baltimore Oriole mating yields 3-7 eggs that appear gray-white with dark lines. Incubation for the Baltimore Oriole eggs lasts between 11-14 days, followed by another 11-14 days before the Baltimore Oriole young leave the nest.
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