National Geographic : 1956 Feb
© National Geographic Society 260 Ektachrome by Ray Fisher, Miami Herald Saved from a Siamese Cat, One of Florida's Gay New Immigrants Breaks into Song Spotted-breasted Orioles from Central America have unaccountably appeared in Miami and are nesting there. Granting "citizenship papers," the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has placed the bird under Federal pro tection. This adult, one of a colony of about 100, sat for its color photograph after being rescued and nursed back to health in a cat-proof Miami garage. One leg is banded. Spots on sides of breast give the mature bird its name.