Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus
Olive-backed Oriole, Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, April 2006 - click for larger image Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia
April 2006

The Olive-backed Oriole is distributed in north, east and south-east Australia as well as Papua New Guinea. It is found in rainforest, eucalypt woodland, tall scrub and gardens.

Olive-backed Oriole, Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, April 2006 - click for larger image It has a reddish bill and a red eye. It is olive-green above with greyish wings and tail and creamy underparts with black streaks.

It feeds mainly on native fruits but can be a pest in orchards.

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