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Retro Baltimore Trivia: How did the Baltimore oriole (the actual bird, that is) get its name?

How did the Baltimore oriole get its name?
How did the Baltimore oriole get its name? (National Aquarium/George Grall)

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging.

Here’s last week’s trivia:

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QUESTION: How did the Baltimore oriole (the actual bird, that is) get its name?

ANSWER: The bird got its name from its resemblance to the crest of the Lord Baltimore’s coat of arms. (Interestingly, the crest is yellow and black, while the oriole is orange and black.)

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