This bird puzzles me. It’s about the size of a Red Wattlebird, and I’m thinking it’s some sort of Honeyeater, but I can’t find a match in my bird book. Perhaps it’s a juvenile.
Does anyone have any ideas what it is? I saw it today at Manly Dam Reserve near Sydney (on the map: 33°46’37.5″S 151°14’49.5″E).
Here’s the uncropped version of the same picture:
Update on 24 April 2017: Carol Probets identified the bird as a young Olive-backed Oriole, in a comment on this post.
Common name: Olive-backed Oriole
Scientific name: Oriolus sagittatus
Approximate length: 25-28 cm
Date spotted: 29 January 2017 (Summer)
Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia: 33°46’37.5″S 151°14’49.5″E