Maryland's State Bird:
the Baltimore Oriole
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[Photograph of the Baltimore Oriole]

The Baltimore Oriole has been the State Bird since 1947. Special provisions have been made for its protection. The Oriole's feathers are black and gold, the same colors as in the Calvert family shield.

© Copyright October 16, 1997, Office of the Secretary of State.
Last Modified October 8, 2003.