Sunday, October 9, 2011

Orioles offer rousing sounds

Tyto's close to southern edge of range for Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) and its rousing, ringing 'cholonk, cholonk' and raspy sneer.

Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) extends over huge eastern and northern range and offers gentler 'olly, olly o', musical muttering and softer sneer.

Both species busy in the wetlands these days, though often heard rather than seen clearly. 
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Denis Wilson said...

Great shots, Tony.
Well Done.

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Denis. They're not easy to capture low in trees most days.

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