Oriolus sagittatus

Oriolus sagittatus

Back view of oriole

(Olive-backed Oriole)

FAMILY

Oriolidae

Species

Oriolus sagittatus

Common name

Olive-backed Oriole

Main colour

Olive-green

Distinctive feature

Olive-green plumage with black streaks on underparts, red eye; size 25-28 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This oriole prefers woodland habitats to closed forests. Head and back are olive-green in colour, underparts are cream with black streaks, wings and tail are dark grey with white tips and the undertail coverts are whitish. Legs and feet are dark grey, eyes red, bill orange to red-coloured.