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Oriolus chinensis
(Squad Passerine, The Suborder Singers, Family Ivagovi)


Oriole yellow-green bird. Male Orioles - handsome: the plumage of his Golden-yellow with black wings and a black tail. On the edge of the tail and wings are seen as small yellow spots. From the beak to the eye goes black stripe - "bridle". Females are "dressed" modestly: they have a greenish-yellow upperparts and whitish underparts with dark streaks, greenish-grey wings.

The beak Orioles brown or reddish-brown, rather long and strong. Iris red.

The song Orioles quite long: it starts quiet, barely audible even at close range sounds, alternating with creaky and twittering, and ends with a short flute whistle (fiti-Liu").

Called the Oriole and "forest cat", and that's that. Worried about the bird, interrupting his lingering singing, produces an unpleasant sound, resembling the cry of angry cats.

Among the branches of shrubs Golden Oriole can be distinguished by the bright yellow Golden tail. Settle it in the pine woods, birch and oak groves.

Arrives to us from the heat of Africa, the island of Madagascar, and sometimes even from the Far North, but already in August with his offspring flies again.


Nest bird builds almost always on deciduous trees, attaching it to the upper branches. Externally it is very similar to the basket, lined in a tone wood.

The Orioles nest
The Orioles nest

The nest exactly, like all birds, lined with birch bark, scraps of wool, feathers.

In late spring - early summer in the nest will have Chicks. They are very voracious. But two weeks later, despite the fact that young birdy still quite bad fly, they still will have to leave the birth nest and to look after themselves. Eat Orioles many harmful caterpillars, bugs, beetles and large flies, and during the ripening of fruits and berries willingly eats fruits.

The voice of the Orioles:

Used in text:
A. Gorbunova. "Migratory and wintering birds of Russia. Thematic dictionary in pictures"
Artist: Catherine Reznichenko


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