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Eurasian Golden Oriole

(Oriolus oriolus)
Alternate name(s): "Golden Oriole"
German name(s): "Pirol", "Pfingstvogel", "Goldamsel"

Size: 22-25 cm; wing span: 44-47 cm
Weight: 42-100 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Golden Oriole at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-lateral/ventral view of a male Eurasian Golden Oriole; note the rich yellow, the black lores and the lack of striation
(photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Narew, near Wizna, Podlaskie, Poland, May 2018]

Lateral view of a male Eurasian Golden Oriole looking away from the observer (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Ribeira de Lucefecit, Alandroal, Portugal, July 2019]

Near-lateral/ventral view of a male(?) Eurasian Golden Oriole at take-off (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Ribeira de Lucefecit, Alandroal, Portugal, July 2019]

Dorsal view of a departing male(?) Eurasian Golden Oriole (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Ribeira de Lucefecit, Alandroal, Portugal, July 2019]

FEMALE

Near-lateral view of an Eurasian Golden Oriole - although richly coloured, this bird may be a female; note the grey (rather than black) lores and the hint of striation on the flanks (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Ribeira de Lucefecit, Alandroal, Portugal, July 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a juvenile Eurasian Golden Oriole - note the dark-grey bill; this is one of four birds observed at the time
(photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Malkinia, Masovia, Poland, August 2019]

Lateral view of a juvenile Eurasian Golden Oriole (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Ribeira de Lucefecit, Alandroal, Portugal, July 2019]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

goldori_dw_20200604.m4a (Poland) Territorial call (male) © DW
goldori_dw_20200604_2.m4a (Poland) Territorial call (male) © DW
goldori_dw_20160810_2.m4a (Poland) Territorial calls (male) © DW
goldori_dw_20190804.m4a (Poland) Territorial calls (Q&A) © DW
goldori_dw_20160810.m4a (Poland) Warning calls? © DW
goldori_dw_20160810_1.m4a (Poland) Warning calls? © DW
goldori_dw_20190625.m4a (Poland) Various © DW

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