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Birds

Indian
Golden Oriole

Least Concern

Stable

Indian Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus

The Indian Golden Oriole is a species of oriole found in the Indian Subcontinent and Central Asia. The species was once considered to be a subspecies of the Eurasian Golden Oriole, but has been elevated to a full species on the basis of differences in morphology, plumage, calls and the fact that the two do not intergrade. Adult males can be told apart from the Eurasian Golden Oriole by the black of the eye stripe extending behind the eye. The Indian Golden Oriole is a partial migrant. It breeds in Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Nepal, as well as much of India. The Indian populations are largely resident while other populations are migratory.

Eurasian Golden Oriole

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    પીલક, સોનેરી પીલક
  • Hindi:
    पीलक
  • Kannada:
    ಅರಿಶಿನಬುರುಡೆ
  • Malayalam:
    യൂറേഷ്യൻ മഞ്ഞക്കിളി
  • Marathi:
    हळद्या, आम्रपक्षी, पिलक, हळदुल्या, हरिद्र, अंबेरा, हळदोई (आदिवासी भाग)
  • Nepali:
    गाजले सुनचरी
  • Oriya:
    ହଳଦୀବସନ୍ତ
  • Punjabi:
    ਪੀਲਕ
  • Sanskrit:
    काञ्चन
  • Tamil:
    மாங்குயில்
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
ORIOLIDAE
Oriolus oriolus

Quick Facts
  • It is a secretive bird which keeps to the high tree canopy and can be heard most often at dawn.
Indian Golden Oriole

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