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European Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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The European Golden Oriole is some larger than Common Starling. The males has the bright-yellow background color, the black with yellowish spots wings and tail. The female most often has the yellowish-green upper parts, greenish-grey wings, and the yellowish-white with longitudinal strikes under parts. The females' coloring is very variable; some females look brightly as males. Juveniles are similar on females but have darker under parts. First year males also are similar on females but more yellow on the breast and abdomen, more contrast on tail. Weight 50-90 grams, length about 25, wing 14,5-16,1, wingspan about 45 cm.


В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург, Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000. А.Ф.Ковшарь "Певчие птицы". Алма-Ата, "Кайнар", 1983.


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