French: Loriot verdâtre German: Mangrovepirol Spanish: Oropéndola verdosa
Mimetes [sic] flavocinctus
P. P. King
Northern Territory, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
O. f. migrator
E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 – Romang, Leti and Moa, in E Lesser Sundas.
O. f. muelleri
(Bonaparte, 1850) – Aru Is and SC New Guinea.
O. f. flavocinctus
(P. P. King, 1826) – N Western Australia (Kimberley) and Northern Territory (Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt).
O. f. tiwi
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – Bathurst I and Melville I (off NW Northern Territory).
O. f. flavotinctus
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – NE Australia (Cape York Peninsula, in N Queensland).
O. f. kingi
Mathews, 1912 – coastal zone of NE Queensland from Trinity Bay S to Halifax Bay.
25–30 cm; male 83–125 g, female 73–116 g. Male nominate race is yellowish-olive above, with light dusky streaking on crown, heavier streaking on mantle;... read more
Song a melodious roll of 3–4 loud bubbling notes, e.g. as phrase of 3 notes the last of which... read more
Rainforest, gallery forest, gallery scrub forest, lightly wooded cultivation, coastal brush, and... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly fruits, also some seeds and nectar; some insects; rarely, nestlings of small birds. Berries and fruits include especially figs (... read more
Breeds Aug–Jan, sometimes Feb–Mar and Jul; probably single-brooded. Male sings throughout year to mark territory. Deep cup-... read more
Mainly sedentary. Dispersing young may roam widely, with wanderers recorded in wet forests and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in parts of its range, which estimated to cover 100,000–1,000,000 km². Occurs in various protected areas, and not therefore at any... read more
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