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 Post subject: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:47 am 
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Also found in Satara June 2005.

They are very tame & with some patience you can get real close to them.

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I usually hear the 'chew chew' but can't find them :cry:


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Great pics guys Ive only seen the African Golden Orioletwice... At Pafuri Picnic Spot and Figtree Winmill, Shangoni Section

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Lovely liquid sound they produce. Saw their eurasian cousin in Jan in southern Kruger.
Saw 2 Eurasian Golden Orioles in KNP in Feb this year.


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 Post subject: Who needs KNP if you have a garden
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Who needs KNP if you've got a great garden (just kiddin' :wink: )
I ticked-off this splendid bird for the first time in my garden last week! I live in Pretoria, over 400km away from KNP!

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 Post subject: Re: Who needs KNP if you have a garden
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Who needs KNP if you've got a great garden (just kiddin' :wink: )
I ticked-off this splendid bird for the first time in my garden last week! I live in Pretoria, over 400km away from KNP!


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Yes, they are present in PTA(Home of SANP HQ). Saw a group of 5 birds together once. :wink:

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 Post subject: Oriole: Eastern Blackheaded Oriole
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I battled to get a pic of the bird itself because it was so skittish. But I managed to photograph it's nest which is known as 'the old man's beard'.
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Eastern Blackheaded Oriole
Oriolus larvatus

Easy to identify - Black head, yellow body.

Size: 24 cm.
Sexes: Alike.
Juvenile: Dark brown head with flecks of black, lacks the red bill.
Habitat: Mature woodland, mostly broadleafed, forest edge and exotic.
Status: Common.
Call: Whistle, 'pooodleeoo' and harsh 'kweeer'.

*Source: Birds of Southern Africa - Ian Sinclair & Phil Hockey


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Is this the same bird, can't find any other Oriole that matches. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole
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The aloes at Lower-Sabie are in bloom and, at the moment a very good place for bird-photography. We had many visits of various birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole
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Stunning picture Lizet - please show us more. I was wondering what is the exact flowering period of the aloes? I know it is winter time, but when does it generally start and when does it end? Might be useful for birders to know this, as it is a good time to be in the Kruger camps.


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 Post subject: Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole
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Thanks Elmar & Siobain :thumbs_up:

I am not really sure when exatly the aloes start and ends but it could depend on the water it recieves in summer? This was taken the last few days of July but my aloes at home(Pta) started early in June already.

I know that the Impala-lily stop flowering if you water them too much in winter, happened this winter with ours.

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 Post subject: Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole
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Just think this bird is so beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi, I need a lot of help identifying birds! I've got lots and lots of birds that need identification! But I´ll start with 14. I'd be very glad if you could help me. It would also help if you get tell me how you identified them.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I'm no expert, but I'd say that:

10. is a Black Headed Oriole

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