Orioles & Figbirds


A widespread family with three species in Australia, none endemic, the Australasian Figbird Sphecotheres vielloti , Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus and the Green Oriole O. flavocinctus. The orioles are found from Africa to Asia and Australia and the figbirds restricted to Australia, New Guinea and eastern Indonesia. Both groups have long, pointed wings and short, stout legs. The bill is long, but is wider in the figbirds.