Unsorted Wild Birds

Australasian Yellow Orioles or Green Orioles, Oriolus flavocinctus

The Australasian Yellow Orioles or Green Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) should not be confused with the South American Yellow Oriole.

Distribution / Range

The Australasian Yellow Orioles inhabit tropical vegetation throughout New Guinea and northern Australia, including the Cape York Peninsula, the Top End, and the Kimberley.

They are common in suitable habitats: such as rainforests, mangroves, thickets along watercourses, swamps, and lush gardens.

They are typically seen alone or in pairs, although may form small flocks in the non-breeding season.


Their yellow-green plumage blends with the foliage and they are often located by their bubbling musical calls.

Breeding / Nesting

The breeding season stretches from October to March (the wet season). They construct a neat, deep cup using strips of bark and vines. The nest is lined with rootlets, and slung between leafy branches, usually 5 to 15 metres up. The average clutch consists of 2 eggs.

Diet / Feeding

Australasian Yellow Orioles forage slowly and methodically through the mid and upper strata of dense forests, taking fruit in the main.


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