The Baltimore oriole is a new world oriole that nests in the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada. They winter in Florida, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Although they look similar, new world orioles are genetically different then old world orioles and are in the family Icteridae, which also includes blackbirds, bobolinks, grackles, cowbirds and meadowlarks. They primarily eat insects during the summer, fruit, ripe fruit in the spring and fall, and insects, fruit and nectar on their wintering grounds. The Baltimore oriole is not named after the city in Maryland, however both the city and oriole got their name from the English Baltimore family who's crest was black and orange.