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Olive-backed oriole

Oriolus sagittatus

Description:

The Olive-backed Oriole is part of a worldwide family, of which Australia has two other members (the Yellow Oriole and the Figbird). Males and females have an olive-green head and back, grey wings and tail, and cream underparts, streaked with brown. They both have a bright red eye and reddish beak. Females can be distinguished from males by a paler bill, duller-green back, and an extension of the streaked underparts up to the chin.

Habitat:

Spotted in backyard feeding on berries of unknown tree amongst rainforest species.

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23 Comments

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 6 years ago

Beautiful picture and congrats!

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

I'm not sure I've even seen a photo of one of these before. Stunning bird.

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Thanks Dilan and Rob!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Alice!!

RobThacker
RobThacker 6 years ago

Congrats Alice, beautiful bird

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Thanks very much for your kind words everyone!! :) I've spent hours sitting in front of this tree for the past few days trying to get some shots of the satin and regent bowerbirds but have ended up getting a whole lot of other beautiful species I've never seen here before! Patience really pays off!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Congratulations!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

Orioles are indeed beautiful! We've golden orioles here.. :)

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Congrats Alice!Orioles are one of the prettiest birds. I have a pair sharing the hummingbird feeder with a chicadee and yellow jacket wasp.Don't ask me how ,but they all take turns.
Thanks for sharing!!

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Wow! Thanks a lot Karen!! And thanks for the kind words Ashley! :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Alice!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

What a lovely visitor to your backyard! Congrats Alice, you've earned another Spotting of the Day! The Olive-backed Oriole can be spotted in Australian woodlands and rainforests, as well as well-treed gardens, parks and golf courses.

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AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Thanks very much Ashley!! :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Great shots, Alice!

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Thanks Daniele!! He didn't sit still for long so I had to be quick! 😊

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Great pictures of this beautiful bird Alice!

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

He certainly is Bhagya! :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

beauty.....

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Thanks a lot dilan! :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Beautiful shots!!

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Thanks Mark and Leuba!! First time i'd ever seen one in my yard, a nice surprise!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Another nice one - I love the green.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great portrait shot.

AliceGreenup
Spotted by
AliceGreenup

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Aug 25, 2014
Submitted on Aug 25, 2014

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