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oriole

(Science: ornithology) Any one of various species of old world singing birds of the family Oriolidae. They are usually conspicuously coloured with yellow and black. The European or golden oriole (Oriolus galbula, or O. Oriolus) has a very musical flutelike note.

In America, any one of several species of the genus icterus, belonging to the family Icteridae. See baltimore oriole, and orchard oriole, under Orchard. Crested oriole.

(Science: zoology) See Cassican.

Origin: OF. Oriol, oriouz, orieus, F. Loriot (for l'oriol), fr. L. Aureolus golden, dim. Of aureus golden, fr. Aurum gold. Cf. Aureole, Oriel, Loriot.


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Re: Help for identification of bird

... their nest was too high up the tree, hence he couldn't put them back. He is unsure of the breed of the birds but I reckon they are black naped orioles based on Navin's pictures. I might be wrong, as I am clueless about the local birds. Any help would be much appreciated! =) Hi i have been really ...

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by jenniferee
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:35 am
 
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Re: Help for identification of bird

Navin, the bird looks like a golden oriole. This golden orioles mostly situated at south east Asia. As you can see the jet black colored wings and golden yellow feathers that characterized the orioles.

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by elmo82
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:22 am
 
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Re: Help for identification of bird

Hi, I rescued a black naped oriole baby which fell out of its nest a couple of days ago. Does anyone have any experience raising baby birds? It has already developed feathers but can't fly yet. It looks exactly like the one in Navin's photos, ...

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by elissa
Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:30 pm
 
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Help for identification of bird

... some "bird-watching" today, looking out for streaks oy yellow; i did find about 3 birds that match the description of the black naped oriole due to their distinctive black band around their head. 2 of them must be the parents of the bird. Thanks for helping. Oh, yes, for those who ...

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by Navin
Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:06 am
 
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Help for identification of bird

Navin the bird is a Black Naped Oriole found commonly in Singapore here are a few points you might verify with the bird to find I am right The Call is described as a fluty four-note whistle what-the-devil! or too-did-yoo or ta-KEE-you; a ...

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by David George
Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:00 am
 
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