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Orange you funny, little bird?


Bug and berry eater stops at wrong restaurant.

I guess the thistle feeder is just a convenient perch for this male Baltimore Oriole. Or doesn’t he know …

Baltimore Orioles eat insects, fruit, and nectar. The proportion of each food varies by season: in summer, while breeding and feeding their young, much of the diet consists of insects, which are rich in the proteins needed for growth. In spring and fall, nectar and ripe fruits compose more of the diet; these sugary foods are readily converted into fat, which supplies energy for migration.