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Information for Green oriole - Oriolus flavocinctus

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Green oriole
Oriolus flavocinctus

A shy and inconspicuous bird found foraging for fruit in dense rainforest.


Green oriole - Oriolus flavocinctus near the Daintree River - Photo by Alex Pawlow


They will usually be found alone or in pairs, but can sometimes form small flocks. They are often difficult to spot, as the olive-green colour blends in well with the surroundings.

They build a cup shaped nest from bark strips and vines, usually between a couple of branches or in a fork, high in the canopy.

They breed during the wet season (October to March) and usually lay 2 eggs.