Maryland State Bird

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Maryland State Bird: Baltimore oriole

Scientific Name: Icterus galbula

State Bird Description: The Baltimore Oriole is a brightly colored small bird that is a member of the icterid blackbird family. The Baltimore Oriole received it's name due to the fact that the male brightly colored yellow and black resembled the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore. The males sing with a loud flute like voice that can be heard quite clearly and is quite common in the eastern United States.

Where It's Found: The Baltimore Oriole is found primarily in the Northeast and North Central portions of the United States during the spring and summer months. During the winter the Oriole migrates south to Florida and Mexico and even a few migrate to southern California.

Maryland State Bird Dedication: 1947