eat bugs such as caterpillars, beetles, wasps, ants,
grasshoppers and spiders. Fruit is also part of
their diet. Grapes, pears, cherries, apples, oranges,
bananas, coconuts, and melons are all part of the
Orioles fruit diet. The berries that the orioles
eat are mulberries, service berries, blackberries,
and blueberries. The last part of the diet is vegetables
including garden peas, corn, and squash. The Orioles
habitat mostly consists of the leaves of elm trees.
They stay hidden among the leaves of the trees.
Before the trees declined, the American Elm was
a favorite nesting site for the eastern bird. Some
other places an Oriole can be located is in river
groves and tall shaded trees with shrubby undergrowth.
The Baltimore Oriole usually migrates to where there
are large trees. It is more likely in tall elms,
where it builds its nest. Their summer range extends
beyond the Northeastern States into southern Canada.
In the winter they go to Central America, South
America and even the Caribbian.