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Green Oriole
Yellow Oriole ( Oriolus flavocinctus) - Flickr - Lip Kee
Information
Common Name Australasian Yellow Oriole
Range New Guinea and northern Australia, including Cape York Peninsula, the Top End and the Kimberley.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Oriolidae
Genus Oriolus
Species Oriolus flavocinctus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Green oriole or Australasian yellow oriole, (Oriolus flavocinctus), is an inconspicuous species of Old World oriole inhabitant of lush tropical vegetation throughout New Guinea and northern Australia, including Cape York Peninsula, the Top End and the Kimberley.

Green orioles forage slowly and methodically through the mid and upper strata of dense forests, taking fruit in the main. Typically alone or in pairs, they sometimes form small flocks in the non-breeding season. They are often difficult to locate, as their yellow-green plumage blends with the foliage and only their deep bubbling musical calls can be heard. They are nevertheless common in suitable habitat: rainforests, mangroves, thickets along watercourses, swamps, and lush gardens.

Breeding takes place during the wet season (October to March). A neat, deep cup is constructed from strips of bark and vines, lined with rootlets, and slung between leafy branches, usually 5 to 15 metres up. They typically lay 2 eggs.

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