National Geographic : 1934 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE iu_ lauonal Iteograpnic society A SUMMER FLAME FROM THE TROPICS IS DAPPER "LORD BALTIMORE" Sporting the colors of Maryland's founder, the male Baltimore oriole (upper right) surveys his domain and whistles cheerily-while his lady weaves a beautiful hanging home of strings and plant fibers. Dressed richly and in perfect taste, an adult male orchard oriole (center) sings a bubbling song to his spouse (below) and to a second-year male, who matches the mother except for his black "bib." Not until the third summer can the youngster wear the gay colors of his father. The birds feed largely on insects, with a dessert of mulberries or cherries in season.