A. The Baltimore oriole was named the "Baltimore-Bird" by a man named Mark Catesby in 1731 because its bright orange and black colors were the same as the family colors of the Baltimore family, the English family of Lords and Ladies who ruled the colony of Maryland.
oriole is named for William Bullock, an English traveler who was also
the proprietor of the Bullock's Museum in London. He owned a mine near
Mexico City, and when he went to visit, he killed ("collected")
several birds new to science, including Bullock's oriole.
Both orioles belong to the
So the Baltimore oriole's scientific name is Icterus galbula
And the Bullock's oriole's scientific name is Icterus bullockii
How big are Orioles?
A. Male Baltimore orioles are flame orange with a black head. Females are a dull or olive green on the top and mostly yellow on the bottom. Male Bullock's Orioles have more white in the wing, and the orange underside goes up to include much of the face, with black on the back, crown, and throat. Females are similar in color to Baltimore females.
Can you teach an oriole to talk?