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Eurasian Golden Oriole

Eurasian Griffon
Eurasian Eagle-Owl

About the Eurasian Golden Oriole

Also known as: Golden Oriole, European Golden Oriole
The Eurasian Golden Oriole is a pretty species in the oriole family that lives across a wide range in parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. During breeding season they are usually found in forest-type habitat, including developed sites like parks, orchards, and plantations. These birds are migratory, spending the winter across parts of Africa.

Male Eurasian Golden Orioles have a striking plumage of golden yellow and black. Females and juvenile birds have a duller plumage of yellow-green contrasting with olive-brown. Their song is a melodious yodel that finishes on a descending hollow note.

Eurasian Golden Orioles feed mainly on insects and fruit. They may also take small mammals like mice as prey.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 01 December 2016
Scientific Name Oriolus oriolus
  • Passeriformes
  • Oriolidae
  • Oriolus
  • O. oriolus
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9.5 to 9.8 inches
17 to 18.5 inches
2.3 ounces
Range West Europe East Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa Asia Europe Africa

International Names

  • 金黄鹂 (Chinese)
  • Žluva hajní (Czech)
  • Pirol (Danish)
  • Wielewaal (Dutch)
  • Kuhankeittäjä (Finnish)
  • Loriot d'Europe (French)
  • Pirol (German)
  • Rigogolo (Italian)
  • ニシコウライウグイス [nishikouraiuguisu] (Japanese)
  • Pirol (Norwegian)
  • wilga (Polish)
  • Papa-figos (Portuguese)
  • Иволга (Russian)
  • Oropéndola Europea (Spanish)
  • sommargylling (Swedish)

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