Blackbirds, Orioles and Allies
The family Icteridae includes 25 species found in North America.
Orioles, Blackbirds and Meadowlarks are fairly large birds with slender, pointed bills. Orioles are black and orange or black and yellow. Blackbirds are black or glossy purple - green. Meadowlarks are primarily brown but with bold yellow breasts.
Blackbirds tend to form large mixed flocks, especially in the winter in southern states. They feed on grain and insects. Orioles feed on insects, fruit and nectar. They can be attracted to feeders with orange slices. Meadowlarks feed on insects.
Blackbirds - Patuxent Bird ID Center