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Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole

Unread postby avon vosloo » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:47 am

Also found in Satara June 2005.

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

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Unread postby Freda » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:49 pm

Berg-en-dal, 23-11-2005.
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:30 pm

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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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Unread postby j-ms » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:57 pm

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.

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Who needs KNP if you have a garden

Unread postby Wildman » Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:34 pm

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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Re: Who needs KNP if you have a garden

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:21 am

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!


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Oriole: Eastern Blackheaded Oriole

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:07 am

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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'.

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Unread postby Elsa » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:01 pm

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

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Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:34 pm

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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Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole

Unread postby Elmar » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:46 pm

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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Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:46 pm

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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Re: Oriole: (Eastern) Blackheaded Oriole

Unread postby Cherries » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:54 pm

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Just think this bird is so beautiful!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:36 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:34 pm

I'm no expert, but I'd say that:

10. is a Black Headed Oriole
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