April 7, 2017 – Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti)

Related to Old World orioles, these birds are found in forests and urban parks and gardens in northern and eastern Australia. Foraging in flocks of around 20 birds, they eat figs and other soft fruits and berries, along with insects. Small groups nest semi-colonially in neighboring trees, building cup-shaped nests from twigs and vine tendrils, hung from forked branches. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.


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