OLIVE-BACKED ORIOLE FACTS
The Olive-backed Oriole has an olive-green head and back, grey wings and tail, and cream underparts, streaked with brown. The eye is red, and beak is reddish too. The female has paler bill and duller-green back, and more streaking on the chest and throat.
forests, woodlands, rainforest, urban parks
feeds in tree canopy on insects and fruit
Builds a cup-shaped nest of bark and grass, bound with spider web. Nest is attached by its rim to a horizontal fork on an outer branch of tree or tall shrub, around 10m above the ground. Lays 2-3 eggs.
coastal regions of northern and eastern Australia from the Kimberley region in Western Australia, around the east coast to Adelaide in South Australia.
The Olive-backed Oriole look similar to the Figbird. The key differences are: Figbird has black bill and dark eyes. Oriole has red bill and red eyes. Figbird has bare skin around eye.
|Common Name:||Olive-backed Oriole|
Relatives in same Genus
Yellow Oriole (O. flavocinctus)