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Photo by the late Jim Wood
Lesvos, Greece, 2009
Oriolus oriolus



  • Dark grey legs
  • Red eye
  • Fairly thick pinkish bill

Bright yellow with black wings and tail.
Female and Juvenile are yellowy-green, with paler underparts; wings and tail are darker.

Photo by kuwaity
National Park, Sabiya, Kuwait, May 2004

Similar Species

The female and juvenile can be confused with Green Woodpecker with poor flight views. However the woodpecker's flight is markedly undulating.


Western Palearctic to eastern Siberia; winters to Africa and north-western India.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Indian Golden Oriole was split from this species.


Always near or in trees, particularly holm oak. Well-timbered parks, gardens and orchards and trees beside lakes and rivers.

Photo by Florian Andronache
Romania, September 2008



The nest is built in a fork in a tree; 3-6 eggs are laid.


The diet includes insects and fruit.




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Birdwatchers Pocket Guide ISBN 1-85732-804-3
  3. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
  4. Wikipedia

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