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Dark-throated oriole

In Thai: นกขมิ้นหัวดำเล็ก, nok khamin hua dam lek

Binomial name: Oriolus xanthonotus, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

The dark-throated oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus) is a species of bird in the family Oriolidae.

It is found in Southeast Asia through Borneo and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests where it is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics

The dark-throated oriole is sometimes considered to form a superspecies with the Philippine oriole and the Isabela oriole. Alternate names for the dark-throated oriole include the black-headed oriole, black-throated oriole and Malaysian oriole. The alternate name 'black-headed oriole' should not be confused with the species of the same name, Oriolus larvatus.

Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized:

  • O. x. xanthonotus - Horsfield, 1821: Found on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and south-western Borneo
  • Mentawai dark-throated oriole (O. x. mentawi) - Chasen & Kloss, 1926: Found on the Mentawai Islands archipelago off the west coast of Sumatra, in Indonesia.
  • O. x. consobrinus - Ramsay, RGW, 1880: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Borneo and offlying islets
  • O. x. persuasus - Bangs, 1922: Found in south-western Philippines

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกขมิ้นหัวดำเล็ก, nok khamin hua dam lek

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Dark-throated oriole, Oriolus xanthonotus in Thailand
Range map of Oriolus xanthonotus in Thailand