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Timor oriole

Timor oriole
O. melanotis, Timor oriole
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Oriolidae
Genus: Oriolus
O. melanotis
Binomial name
Oriolus melanotis
(Bonaparte, 1850)
  • Mimeta melanotis
  • Oriolus viridifuscus

The Timor oriole (Oriolus melanotis) is a species of bird in the family Oriolidae. It is endemic to the Lesser Sundas, where it is found on Timor, Rote and Semau Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

The Wetar oriole (O. finschi), found on Wetar and Atauro Islands, was originally described as a separate species but was later reclassified as a subspecies. However, more recent revisions to the IOC World Bird List have found it to be a distinct species. The two species were formerly grouped together as olive-brown oriole.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Oriolus melanotis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T103691625A94064752. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103691625A94064752.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-06-04.

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