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Golden Oriole

Although a few breed in east Anglia this is a rare vagrant species in Dorset

Photograph by: 
Julian Thomas

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Common Name Golden Oriole
Scientific Name Oriolus oriolus
Species Group Other larger land birds
Status Rare
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The unmistakable golden feathers on the main body and black wings 

Identification Notes


  • This is a rare species and statistically you are unlikely to see it but if you do ...

  • Try and get a second opinion if you can and/or try to get the best photograph you can

  • Be sure to report the sighting to the Dorset Bird Club saying where you saw it and why you think it was this species

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Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Other larger land birds