Monday, 18 January 2010

Oriolus crassirostris


Another two of São Tomé's photos published in the Arkive website (www.arkive.org).

“Orioles are fairly large, boldly coloured, woodland and forest birds; only one species of oriole occurs on the island of São Tomé. Male São Tomé orioles have black heads and pale olive plumage on the upperparts, with darker wings and tail and greyish-white underparts. Touches of greyish-yellow decorate the back of the neck and the tip of the tail. Females, however, lack the bold black head and, like juveniles, have pale streaks across a darker breast. Both sexes have a down-curved pink-red bill , and are often detected by their loud ringing song” – in Arkive.org

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