Orioles

35 species

The orioles are an Old World family of passerine birds. They are distributed across Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The few temperate nesting species are migratory, and some tropical species also show seasonal movements. Orioles are arboreal and prefer tofeed in the canopy. Many species are able to survive in open forests and woodlands, although a few are restricted to closed forest. They are opportunistic omnivores, consuming fruit, berries, arthropods, and nectar. Orioles are monogamous and breed in territorial pairs. Nesting sites may be chosen near aggressive species such as drongos, shrikes or friarbirds, which confer a degree of protection. Their nest is a deep woven cup suspended like a hammock from a branch. They usually lay two or three eggs, but as many as six have also been recorded.
The orioles are an Old World family of passerine birds. They are distributed across Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The few temperate nesting species are migratory, and some tropical species also show seasonal movements. Orioles are arboreal and prefer tofeed in the canopy. Many species are able to survive in open forests and woodlands, although a few are restricted to closed forest. They are opportunistic omnivores, consuming fruit, berries, arthropods, and nectar. Orioles are monogamous and breed in territorial pairs. Nesting sites may be chosen near aggressive species such as drongos, shrikes or friarbirds, which confer a degree of protection. Their nest is a deep woven cup suspended like a hammock from a branch. They usually lay two or three eggs, but as many as six have also been recorded.