Golden oriole

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Golden oriole
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Adult male
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Oriolus oriolus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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The golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus or Eurasian golden oriole) is the only oriole breeding in northern hemisphere temperate regions.

It is one of the oriole family of passerine birds. It is a summer migrant in Europe and western Asia and spends the winter season in central and southern Africa.

Golden orioles have an extremely large range with large populations that are apparently stable.

Taxonomy and systematics[change | change source]

Until a few years ago this species was treated as being conspecific with the Indian golden oriole.[1] They are now in separate species.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jønsson K.A.; et al. (2010). "Phylogeny and biogeography of Oriolidae (Aves: Passeriformes)" (PDF). Ecography. 33 (2): 232–241. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06167.x.