Maurice Thompson's tribute to the Baltimore oriole will apply to that bird's western kinsman.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Though a fine bird, and attractive in his manners and attire, he is not so interesting or brilliant as his cousin, the Baltimore Oriole.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [May, 1897]" by Various
The American Baltimore Oriole, also called the Baltimore Bird, is a distinguished weaver.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
While the Bronx Bombers stare down infamy, Baltimore's birds are flying carefree.
Mike Ricigliano, whose work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun for more than 20 years, continues a Sun tradition with game-by-game caricatures of the Oriole bird.
Reader photos of Sanderling, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Bluebird, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore Oriole, Prairie Warbler, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and other birds.