Sunday, 8 November 2009

Olive-backed Oriole

Our Silky Oak has been a hive of activity this season with many birds coming to feed on its flowers. Among these were a pair of Olive-backed Orioles. I have also added a video of the call of the Oriole. It sounds just like its name, "oriole". Other birds you may hear are Magpie Lark, Torresian Crow, Rainbow Lorikeet, Common Koel and Figbird.

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Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)









13 comments:

mick said...

Great birds and a very nice tree attracting all those different birds.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos of the Olive-backed oriole. It is nice to see birds from around the world.

Mosura said...

It's been about 17 years since I've seen an Olive-backed Oriole.

Wren said...

Good sound on the video! I enjoyed the photos, but am glad you ID'd the bird; I was thinking it was something else and wouldn't have checked otherwise.

NatureFootstep said...

nice to hear the sound in the movie.

Larry Jordan said...

Nice shots of the Olive-backed Oriole Neil. Beautiful coloring on that bird and I love hearing the call too.

Nicole said...

Lovely captures!
I totally love the oriole shots.
The way it cranes the neck :D

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Great video! It is as if I was there listening to all the birds. Th photos of the Olive-backed Oriole are cool!

Neil said...

Thanks everyone.

Heather said...

What a fantastic-looking (and sounding!) bird you've got there!

Neil said...

Thanks Heather

ramblingwoods.com said...

Every time I try to get a short video clip someone starts some piece of yard equipment that is loud. LOL... Michelle

Neil said...

Thanks Michelle seems they know when I get my video camera out as well.