Species of Thailand

Black-and-crimson oriole

Oriolus cruentus, Johann Georg Wagler, 1827

(In Thai: นกขมิ้นอกแดง)

The black-and-crimson oriole (Oriolus cruentus) is a species of bird in the family Oriolidae.

It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Taxonomy and systematics

The black-and-crimson oriole was originally described in the genus Leptopteryx (a synonym for Artamella). Along with the black, maroon and silver orioles, it belongs to a clade of red and black orioles. Alternate names for the black-and-crimson oriole include the black-crimson oriole and crimson-breasted oriole.

Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized:

  • O. c. malayanus - Robinson & Kloss, 1923: Found on the Malay Peninsula
  • O. c. consanguineus - (Ramsay, RGW, 1881): Originally described as a separate species. Found on Sumatra
  • O. c. cruentus - (Wagler, 1827): Found on Java
  • O. c. vulneratus - Sharpe, 1887: Originally described as a separate species. Found on northern Borneo

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Accidental

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Oriolidae
Genus
Oriolus
Species
Oriolus cruentus

Common names

  • Thai: นกขมิ้นอกแดง

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)

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Black-and-crimson oriole

Range Map

Distribution map of Black-and-crimson oriole, Oriolus cruentus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Oriolus cruentus in Thailand