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_________________________________________________________ Birds 127 Eurasian Golden Orioles

 

 

 

 

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLES Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus

 

 

EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLES Oriolus oriolus

 

 

 

         Eurasian Golden Orioles Oriolus oriolus made a major contribution to the dawn chorus in the Ardche region of southern France where these photographs were taken but it was necessary to get up early to have much chance of seeing them properly and also to stand at some distance away in order to obtain these clear views otherwise the birds would have been obscured by the foliage and possibly disturbed as well. They will sing or call from prominent perches as shown in some of these photographs but the casual observer would have a better chance of noticing them flying overhead when the bright yellow plumage of the mature males in particular becomes far more eye-catching. Unfortunately for the photographer they have a tendency not to signal their approach by calling when flying from tree to tree and this makes it difficult to predict when they might take off - or indeed to have much chance of getting them in frame before they disappear again. They still vocalise sporadically throughout the day but they can disappear surprisingly effectively into the foliage where their bright colours paradoxically render them virtually invisible. The first three images have been cropped.

 

         A short film of Eurasian Golden Orioles may be seen at: https://youtu.be/3rEplMNsiw0.

 

 

 

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