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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Golden Oriole

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

 

 

Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus

 

  • Golden Oriole
  • Oriolus oriolus
  • UK: AMBER LIST. Migrant breeder, passage visitor
  • UK: 11 pairs breeding, 85 passage (May - August)
  • WI: Rare passage visitor (less than 30 records)
  • Breeds: Europe, Asia
  • Winters: Africa, India
  • Habitat: Shy bird of the tree-tops. Deciduous woodland, (likes black poplar)
  • Diet: Insects (likes large caterpillars) berries
  • Blackbird-sized. Male bright yellow body. Black wings. Female drabber green. Flight Thrush-like.
  • Max recorded age: 9yr 9mths
  • Listen to a Golden Oriole (RSPB site). Call a Jay-like screech, song fluting. Usual indicator of bird's presence

 

Oriole comes from the Latin "aureolus" which means golden.

 

Golden Oriole records in the Western Isles

Rare passage visitor (less than 30 records)

 


The chart below shows how abundant the Golden Oriole is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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