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American Bird Conservancy

BIRD OF THE WEEK

BALTIMORE ORIOLE

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Icterus galbula
POPULATION: 12 million
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: Breeds in open woods and riparian areas; winters in open forest and edges, gardens, plantations.

Habitat loss on breeding and wintering grounds, pesticide use, and collisions with glass and towers are the chief threats to this species.

Baltimore Orioles are fond of fruit; interestingly, they seem prefer dark-colored fruit such as mulberries and black cherries. They readily visit backyard feeders for oranges, jam, and nectar.

Although Baltimore Orioles primarily eat insects in the summer, they switch to more nectar and fruit in the fall and winter.

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