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.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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)