The male golden oriole is a distinctive bright yellow with black wings and tail and a red bill. The female is greenish above and off-white with fine streaking below.
The golden oriole can be found in deciduous forests, agricultural areas with deciduous copses, often near rivers or lakes, and in larger parks throughout Europe, except Ireland and Northern Europe. It winters in tropical Africa, generally migrating overnight.
These shy birds feed on insects and berries. They are well camouflaged among yellow and green leaves and build their nests in forked branches high up in the tree canopy. They have a beautiful, fluting song.