This golden oriole was injured on the Coffee Shop terrace today. But thankfully our Receptionist rescued the bird and cared for it. After a little while the bird recovered and flew off to join it’s friends.
The male golden oriole is very obvious by the bright yellow body feathers and the dark wings. The female has a similar pattern but is paler in colour almost like more green and cream colours. They usually arrive in early summer around May or June from their winter residences in Central and Southern Africa. During the spring migration from Africa they will fly during the day but usually on the Autumn migration they only flight at night. They migrate via the Eastern Mediterranean feeding on fruit crops. They generally live in areas of continuous forest and only venture into open pasture to find food.