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Please help me identify this bird. It darts around in the trees so capturing a picture has been impossible! He cries from sunup to sundown and I don't hear any others replying to his cries. He looks like a male Baltimore Oriole. He's hung around for a couple of weeks. I'm in SW Michigan, at the Northern Indiana border. Any help is much appreciated! Thank you!! 

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Why is he singing as he is? I'm so confused as I'd never heard an Oriole song like this. Is he looking for a mate? Lost? Young? Old? I'm really confused. 

13 hours ago, Estela_Salazar said:

Please help me identify this bird. It darts around in the trees so capturing a picture has been impossible! He cries from sunup to sundown and I don't hear any others replying to his cries. He looks like a male Baltimore Oriole. He's hung around for a couple of weeks. I'm in SW Michigan, at the Northern Indiana border. Any help is much appreciated! Thank you!!

 

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From Cornell Lab's Bird Academy: "Evidence suggests that in part, it is to proclaim and defend their territories. Studies have also shown that songs play a crucial role in attracting and impressing potential mates and may signal the overall health of the singer. As in humans, singing in birds is often a chance to show off."

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/birdsong/

I'm not sure orioles sing any more than other songbirds, but they sure are loud.  An oriole sang very loudly right outside my window early this morning!

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