Call of the Golden Oriole from the treetops

A WARM sunny afternoon and from deep within the trees the sound of the Golden Oriole can be heard.

Although not rare, they are quite secretive and often stay high in the treetops with the male’s yellow plumage blending in to the dappled sunlight.

You can hear the call of the Golden Oriole at around three seconds, then at 9, 15 and 23 seconds.

By Craig McGinty

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  1. Where they were recorded looks very much like the Dordogne area.
    I live in Basse Normandie and have recorded them myself this year. a truly wonderful bird which I look forward to hearing every year, although seeing them is the real problem.

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