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Green Oriole - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Australian Yellow Oriole (or just Yellow Oriole, a name in international checklists used for Icterus nigrogularis of South America)

Adult
Photo by tcollins
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, July 2008
Oriolus flavocinctus

Identification

Adult has reddish bill, no eye-brow and is less striped; immatures have dark bill, pale eye-brow, and stronger stripes on especially underside.

Similar species

Olive-backed Oriole

Distribution

Asia and Australasia
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Lesser Sundas, East Timor, New Guinea
Australia: Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Immature
Photo by lima
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, June 2006

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • O. f. flavocinctus:
  • O. f. tiwi:
  • O. f. flavotinctus:
  • Northern Queensland (Cape York Peninsula and southern Torres Straits islands)
  • O. f. kingi:
  • North-eastern Queensland (Atherton Tablelands south to about Townsville)

Two additional subspecies (migrator and muelleri) are not generally recognised.[2]

Habitat

Woodlands, river jungle and suburbs

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of fruit, supplemented with nectar, seeds and insects. Occasionally reports of nestlings being taken.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Pizzey, G. & Knight, F. 1997. Birds of Australia (Collins Field Guide). HarperCollins Publishers, London. ISBN 0-00-220132-1
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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