Oriolus flavocinctus

Oriolus flavocinctus

(Yellow Oriole)

FAMILY

Oriolidae

Species

Oriolus flavocinctus

Common name

Yellow Oriole

Main colour

Yellow-green

Distinctive feature

Yellow-green colour with reddish-brown eye, 25-30 cm long

Campus

Cairns

Description

This bird frequents rainforests, wet sclerophyll and dry rainforest thickets where its colouring blends with the foliage. Nests are cup-shaped built from strips of bark and vines and usually slung between a couple of branches in the canopy. Head, chest and underparts are yellow-green/ olive-green in colour, wings are much darker and the feathers are white-tipped; tail feathers are dark olive-green with a darker section in the centre and are white-tipped. Legs and feet dark grey, eyes reddish-brown, bill orange.