Southern Crested Bellbird
Size compared with Red Wattle Bird
Olive-backed Oriole
Juvenile anterior
Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Oriole (Oriolidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
This Photo:     🔍Juvenile profile🔎

Thank you Ralph Foster & Thomas Mesaglio for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About the size of a small Red Wattlebird.
Sorry for the terrible photo's, but it was through the caravan window & flyscreen. It was gone before we could get out the door.
Very difficult to find the id on this one, but that's because it's a juvenile. Adults look quite different.

Similar Species: Australasian Pipit (Anthus (Anthus) novaeseelandiae)

Copyright © 2019-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Apr-2019
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)