Oriolidae - Orioles
Orioles are amongst the most colourful of birds, with the males of most species being strikingly coloured, often some combination of yellow and black, as is the Golden Oriole of Europe. They evolved in Indonesia and have spread into Africa and Europe, where most species occur in woodland or forest. They are generally solitary and the males have a lovely liquid call.
Only one species, the Golden Oriole, occurs in Britain, with a very few pairs breeding and small number of individuals encountered on passage.
Migration blog (23rd – 29th October)
Birdtrack organiser Scott Mayson and media manager Paul Stancliffe reveal what species have been on the move during the last week and what we can expect over the weekend and into next week.
Youth Advisory Panel
Meet our panel of volunteers who help steer BTO to better serve our younger supporters.