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Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole

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Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:47 am Unread post
Also found in Satara June 2005.

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

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Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:49 pm Unread post
Berg-en-dal, 23-11-2005.
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I usually hear the 'chew chew' but can't find them :cry:



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Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:30 pm Unread post
Johann wrote
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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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Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:57 pm Unread post
wildtuinman wrote
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.


Who needs KNP if you have a garden

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Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:34 pm Unread post
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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Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:21 am Unread post
Wildman wrote
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!


:lol:

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


Oriole: Eastern Blackheaded Oriole

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Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:07 am Unread post
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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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Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:01 pm Unread post
Is this the same bird, can't find any other Oriole that matches. :?

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Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:34 pm Unread post
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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Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:46 pm Unread post
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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Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:46 pm Unread post
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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Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:54 pm Unread post
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Just think this bird is so beautiful!


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Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:36 pm Unread post
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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Ps. If you need more pic's of the same bird, just ask.


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Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:34 pm Unread post
I'm no expert, but I'd say that:

10. is a Black Headed Oriole
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