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In Catonsville, research to protect endangered island Orioles

In Catonsville, research to protect endangered island Orioles

A Catonsville research lab at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is using its resources and sense of curiosity to try to uncover details about a critically endangered Oriole just a three-hour flight away.

The species in question is the Bahama Oriole, a bird related to the Baltimore Oriole.

Past research indicates there are only an estimated 150 to 300 Bahama Orioles remaining, according to UMBC biological sciences professor Kevin Omland.

Omland's lab is working to refine that number and learn more about the bird, which is found only on the island of Andros in The Bahamas, and is in the same genus – or close-related group of species – as the...

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