Golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus)

  • Rodzina: Pozostałe Other
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Las Forest
  • Rozmiar: Większy od kosa do wielkości wrony larger than the blackbird to the size of the crow
  • Black
  • Yellow
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Body length: ok. 25 cm
Body mass: 70-90 g
Male: bright yellow with black wings.
Female: yellow-green upperparts, pale underparts and dark wings.
Juveniles: greenish upperparts, paler, black-streaked underparts and dark wings.

Familiar though rather uncommon and secretive migrant. Lives in crowns of trees and hardly on ground at all. Nest in tree fork, takes form of basket interwoven with plant fibres and grass stems. Almost solely constructed by females, which often incorporate strips of paper and material, string, etc. In fact one of the most accomplished avian nest-builders. Just one brood a year. Eats insects and their larvae, as well as fruit. All other orioles remain in the Tropics, while this one migrates into Europe, though stays rather short, before return migration to Africa for winter.


Descriptions drawing on content of Ptaki Polski (“Birds of Poland”) - a book authored by Andrzej G. Kruszewicz, and published by MULTICO Oficyna Wydawnicza Sp. z o.o.

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