The Olive-backed Oriole is often heard well before it is seen. Its distinctive call of orree orree oriole may carry for quite some distance, and if you listen carefully, the call provides a distinct clue to the identity of the bird, even to novice birdwatchers. In the forests of eastern and south-eastern Australia, this call is often heard during the warmer weather, as the species is a spring–summer breeding visitor, while in northern Australia orioles are present throughout the year. The Olive-backed Oriole is part of a worldwide family, of which Australia has two other members (the Yellow Oriole and the Figbird). Males and females have an olive-green head and back, grey wings and tail, and cream underparts, streaked with brown. They both have a bright red eye and reddish beak. Females can be distinguished from males by a paler bill, duller-green back, and an extension of the streaked underparts up to the chin. The Olive-backed Oriole lives in forests, woodlands and rainforests, as well as well-treed urban areas, particularly parks and golf courses. Olive-backed Orioles are less gregarious than Figbirds, with which they are often seen foraging. Although they are sometimes seen in small groups, particularly in autumn and winter, they more often occur alone or in pairs, feeding on insects and fruit in canopy trees. (Source: Birdlife Australia, n.d.), (Image: David Cook).