Birds of the southern taiga of western Siberia - song and habitat around Tomsk

Oriolus oriolus 
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Recorded on the 13th of June 2005 at the southern edge of Tomsk, in the Lagerny Garden (mixed woodland; at 5624N, 8457E). Background species: Fringilla coelebs, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Ficedula hypoleuca.

Arrives after foliage expansion. In Tomsk appears commonly at the second half of May.

Prefers light deciduous woodlands along rivers, and grassy pine forests, city gardens and parks. Common and region-wide.

Sings mostly from mid-May until the end of June.