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Wetar oriole

Wetar oriole
Preserved specimen in Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Oriolidae
Genus: Oriolus
Species:
O. finschi
Binomial name
Oriolus finschi
Hartert, 1904

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

Taxonomy and systematics

The Wetar oriole 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. This species and the Timor oriole were formerly grouped together as olive-brown oriole.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Oriolus finschi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103691629A112513136. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T103691629A112513136.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  3. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-06-13.


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