About 7AM every day, I've had the most wonderful treat. An Indian golden
oriole - not always the same one because there have been different sizes -
comes to our kitchen windows and stays for some time, allowing me ample
photo opportunity. They are so amusing. Clearly, they cannot see us through
the glass because I get close enough to put my hand up to them. They peck
madly at their reflections in the window. I will talk softly to them and they
turn their heads, as if listening to my voice. I am totally mesmerized! All too
soon, the cawing of the crows sends them off for another day.
The Indian golden oriole ( oriolus kundoo ), once thought to be a subspecies
of the Eurasian golden oriole, has now been elevated to its own species. The
adult male is distinct from that species because of the black stripe on its eye.
It inhabits a large range of habitats. The Indian golden oriole is migratory in
some areas though many remain in India.
A bird banded in one area of India was found in another area nine years later!
The female bird lays two to three eggs but parenting responsibilities are shared
by both mother and father!! Very nice.
Thanks to Wikipedia for the information on this beautiful Indian bird!
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