Kingdom : Animalia
                        Class : Aves
                     Family : Oriolidae
      Scientific Name : Oriolus Oriolus

                     Colour : Yellow, Black, 
                                        Green, Brown
                Skin Type : Feathers
                    Size(H) : 20cm - 24cm 
                                        (7.8in - 9.4in)
              Wing Span : 44cm - 47cm
                                        (17in - 18.5in)

                     Weight : 15g - 20g 
                                        (0.5oz - 0.7oz)
                Top Speed : 42kph (26mph)
                 Life Span : 8 - 12 years
Distinctive Features : Yellow Plumage of 
                                      males and bright 
                                      red eyes
  1. Golden Orioles are small birds found in Europe and Asia.
  2. They are also known as the Eurasian Orioles.
  3. The male Golden orioles are striking yellow and black in color with black wings.
  4. The females are slightly greener in color and look a little dull.
  5. They grow to be around 20-24cm tall and are often mistaken for thrushes or woodpecker, while flying.
  6. Their eyes are dark red and their beak is thick, curved and pink in color.
  7. They are summer migrants, migrating to the north in summer and coming back south during winters.
  8. They inhabit forests, woodlands, parks, orchards and gardens.
  9. They spend most of their time in tree canopies and get wonderfully camouflaged there.
  10. They are quite difficult to spot as they are shy and camouflage themselves very well.
  11. That said, there presence can be detected through the distinct, fluty song which can be heard from long.
  12. The otherwise solitary birds can be seen migrating in large flocks at night.
  13. They breed during the warm summer months and the female golden oriole lays around 3-6 eggs.
  14. The eggs hatch after 15-18 days of incubation and the chicks are looked after by their parents till they fledge in 20 days.
  15. They are omnivores feeding on insects, fruits and seeds.
  16. Their natural predators are large birds like crow and birds of prey like the eagles, hawks and raptors.
  17. Habitat loss through deforestation is the Golden Oriole’s biggest threat.

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