Dark-throated oriole

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Dark-throated oriole
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Oriolidae
Genus: Oriolus
O. xanthonotus
Binomial name
Oriolus xanthonotus
Horsfield, 1821

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

It is found in Southeast Asia through the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Bangka), Java and southwestern Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests where it is threatened by habitat loss.


The dark-throated oriole was formerly considered to be conspecific with the ventriloquial oriole (Oriolus consobrinus).[2] The dark-throated oriole is sometimes considered to form a superspecies with the Philippine oriole and the Isabela oriole.[3] 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.

Two subspecies are recognized:[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Oriolus xanthonotus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22706369A119431971. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22706369A119431971.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2023). "Orioles, drongos, fantails". IOC World Bird List Version 13.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Dark-throated Oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus)". www.hbw.com. Retrieved 2017-02-24.