Eurasian Golden Oriole
Oriolus oriolus

– medium-sized passerine, slightly smaller than Common Blackbird but longer wings
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrate singly, as pairs (spring) in family parties (autumn), sometimes small flocks aggregrate


Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus o. oriolus, AD F
BIF0789, 27/06/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus o. oriolus, AD F
BIF0790, 27/06/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus o. oriolus, IMM
BIF0791, 25/06/2014, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus o. oriolus, AD
BIF2716, 12/07/2008, Leipzig, Germany, Patrick Franke

voice:
– is supposed to be non-vocal on migration – but at least one flight call is known
– this slightly overslurred call sounds squeaky, thrush-like
– uttered as single calls or couplets, triplets
– also resembles Common Buzzard excitement call

comparison species:
Grey-headed Woodpecker (v)
European Green Woodpecker (v)
Common Blackbird (a)

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