Eurasian Golden Oriole

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.
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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 01 December 2016
Scientific Name
Oriolus oriolus
  • Passeriformes
  • Oriolidae
  • Oriolus
  • O. oriolus
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
9.5 to 9.8 inches
17 to 18.5 inches
2.3 ounces


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 金黄鹂
Czech (Cesky) Žluva hajní
Danish (Dansk) Pirol
Dutch (Nederlands) Wielewaal
Finnish (Suomi) Kuhankeittäjä
French (Français) Loriot d'Europe
German (Deutsch) Pirol
Italian (Italiano) Rigogolo
Japanese (日本語) ニシコウライウグイス [nishikouraiuguisu]
Norwegian (Norsk) Pirol
Polish (Polski) wilga
Portuguese (Português) Papa-figos
Russian (русский язык) Иволга
Spanish (Español) Oropéndola Europea
Swedish (Svenska) sommargylling
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