|Parks & Woodlands, Planted Forest
|Presence In Israel
|Breeding In Israel
|Plains & Valleys, Rural Area
|Trees and Shrubs
|Small (up to 500g)
The Eurasian Golden Oriole male has a prominent yolk-yellow plumage that contrasts with its black wings and tail, a relatively long reddish bill and black eye-stripe. The female has greenish upperparts and white, lightly streaked, underparts. At the end of spring, its fluting song can be heard from a distance as it sings loudly from tall treetops.
The Golden Oriole is a relatively common passage migrant throughout Israel, particularly in spring, and a rare breeder in the Northern Valleys, mainly in the Hula Valley. The first nests in Israel were found in the Hula Nature Reserve in the 1980s, and since then the species has expanded its range gradually to other sites in the Hula Valley and along the Jordan Valley, but the population is still relatively small.
No specific conservation measures have been taken for this species to date.
- פז, ע. 1986. עופות. מתוך אלון, ע. (עורך), החי והצומח של ארץ ישראל. כרך 6. הוצאת משרד הביטחון, ישראל.
- Shirihai, H., 1996. The Birds of Israel. Academic Press, London.
- Symes, A. 2013. Species generation lengths. Unpublished, BirdLife International.
- Species page at Birdlife International
Current Occupancy Map
The maps presented here provide visual information on the distribution of species in Israel from the past and present, and the changes in occupancy and breeding density during the comparison period. For further reading
Relative Abundance 2010-2020
Breeding density values in the current decade as determined from experts' opinion and observations from databases.
Relative Abundance 1980-1990
Density values based primarily on the book The Birds of Israel (Shirihai 1996).
|Threat Definition according to the red book