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Maroon oriole

Maroon oriole
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Copyright: Nagesh Vannur (nagesh) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 69] (362)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-18
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-20 1:30
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Points: 14
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Maroon oriole

if you wait around 10 minutes, deep-forest which is more time than we often get to spend with a birds anyways. Do you know how much time I've spent in the last couple weeks waiting for silent deep-forest - Maroon oriole bird. to call? It's not even funny.

Scientific name: Oriolus traillii
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Oriolus

The maroon oriole (Oriolus traillii) is a species of bird in the Oriolidae family, ranging across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


It has maroon and black plumage with a black head, neck and wings with a blueish beak. The females have slightly darker bodies and the juveniles have lighter bodies. Colouration varies somewhat across the range, with those in the Indian Subcontinent having duller colours and those in Southeast Asia having brighter colours, also tending to somewhat reddish tones.

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Oriolidae
Genus: Oriolus
Species: O. traillii
Binomial name
Oriolus traillii
(Vigors, 1832)


BirdLife International (2012). "Oriolus traillii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. Jump up ^ "Taiwan Ecological Conservation". Retrieved 2011-04-29.
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Location: Tropical Rainforest Chorla Ghat is a nature destination located on the intersection of the borders of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. It lies to the north-east of Panaji, Goa (about 50 kilometers by road). It is a part of the Western Ghats in the Sahyadri mountain range and is at an elevation of 800 meters. Chorla ghat boasts of a few rare species of wild-life such as the barred wolf snake (Lycodon striatus) in its sub-tropical forests.

The Nature Conservation Facility has been established at Chorla Ghat to facilitate research and long term monitoring of the Western Ghats of the Sahyadris region and their biodiversity and is intended at providing a platform for ecologists and wildlife biologists by way of fully equipped field station for this area.
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You got it really well, Nagesh. The dorsal point of view gives a wonderful impression of this Oriole's beautiful plumage. I have seen this bird for the first time, so thanks for sharing your picture.

Very nice pose and colours. Maybe a bit soft but it looks like you used a telephoto lens. Well done.

Great bird Nagesh! I have seen it few times but never like this.

With my best wishes,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
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I like this picture, colorfull and with a great composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

Hi Nagesh
Great photo. The colour is beautiful and the eye has come out sharp.Does the colour (particularly the maroon colour) vary across the regions?. I have seen some photos where the colour is dull without maroon back.

With warm regards

Hello Nagesh- I like this Maroon Oriole picture with precise and Useful NOTE, despite its placement in the centre of the frame. Here in West Bengal I have seen just Yellow coloured Oriole. Very well captured with stunning BG. Good sharpness, as well as bright eye. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Regards and have a nice Sunday- Srikumar

Excellent capture of this colorful bird that clearly shows its distinguishing details.

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