Eurasian golden oriole / Pirol (Oriolus oriolus)

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Wikimedia Eurasian golden oriole. Source: WIKIPEDIA
Classification: Genus Oriolus; Family Corvidae
Pirol: auffälligen Sexualdimorphismus. Wo/Habitat: lichter Auenwälder, Bruchwälder und gewässernaher Gehölze. Ebenso zählen Laub-, Misch- und Nadelwälder sowie Parks, große Gärten, Friedhöfe, Streuobstwiesen, hohe Obstbäume, Windschutzgürtel und Alleen zu seinen Brutgebieten, wo er sich überwiegend im Kronendach höherer Bäume aufhält. Der Verbreitungsschwerpunkt liegt hier im kontinentaleren Osteuropa. knapp amselgross; Presence april 15 - September 15 https://www.vogelwarte.ch/de/voegel/voegel-der-schweiz/pirol
In Western Europe they prefer open broadleaf forests and plantations, copses, riverine forest, orchards, large gardens.They reside in Switzerland from mid-April to mid-September, breeding in mid-May to mid-July. They predominate near the German and French borders, from Lake Constance to Geneva. I want to try to see one at Neeracherried or Thurauen.
Geography: Wikipedia: only member of the oriole family of passerine birds breeding in Northern Hemisphere temperate regions. It is a summer migrant in Europe and western Asia and spends the winter season in central and southern Africa. [Link]
Song: Varied repertoire, but song and common contact call very distinct. Song a series of 1-2 seconds long phrases of 3-5 yodeling, clear, fluting notes, interspersed with 2-3 second pauses. Tone very full-bodied, melodic and pleasing. [Link]
Calls: Flötenrufen Oft wird der Gesang allerdings vom Star treffend ähnlich nachgeahmt. [Link]
Contact call surprisingly different: A forced, drawn "weeackt", slightly resembling Jay, but less harsh, and much more nasal. Other sounds include a Wryneck-like warning call. [Link]
Physical details: length=24 cm, wingspan=44-47 cm, weight=56-79 g
Song: A soft, lowish whistling. In my opinion, the golden oriole has a beautiful voice, but no imagination as to melody - it's always the same few notes.
Song attributes: Melody: stereotype melodic, slow, Frequency: 0-1 KHz Singing season: 04-22 - 09-21
Call: 3 somewhat harsh ascending notes, more melodic than a Eurasian jay call
Call attributes: Call melody: simple rhythmic, slow, Frequency: medium (1-5 KHz),
Presence: 04-15 - 09-15
Breeding: 03-15 - 07-15
Migration in: 04-15 - 06-10
Migration out: 07-10 - 09-15
First documented observation : 2020-05-25

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-05-25 14.35.03 Luppmen (song)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-06-23 17.40.15 Staldenweiher (song)

Additional Audio


♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-05-20 10.51.57 (song?)

♫ 2021-05-10 09.09.45 (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-05-10 09.09.04 Locarno (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-06-23 17.40.15 Staldenweiher (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-05-25 14.35.03 Luppmen (song?)

Switzerland (song)

♫ Source: XENOCANTO (call)


♫ Source: XENOCANTO (song)