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Yellow oriole        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Yellow orioles are larger and less colorful than the New World icterid orioles, but make up for less flamboyant plumage with a lovely evocative song.   Of Australia's two orioles, the yellow oriole is more tropical and the olive-backed oriole is more southerly and has a larger distribution.   These were photographed in a mangrove swamp on Cape Tribulation in far-north Queensland, and in the Darwin Botanical Garden in the Northern Territory.

  • Canon 1D3 or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens with 2X extender or 800mm IS lens with 1.4X extender, fill-in flash (2009, 2015)