Isabela oriole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Isabela Oriole)
Jump to: navigation, search
Isabela oriole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Oriolidae
Genus: Oriolus
Species: O. isabellae
Binomial name
Oriolus isabellae
Ogilvie-Grant, 1894
Map of the Northern Philippines showing known locations of sightings or collections of the Isabela oriole
Known locations of sightings or collections

The Isabela oriole (Oriolus isabellae) is a species of the oriole family endemic to Luzon in the Philippines. The bird was presumed to be extinct for many years until its rediscovery in December 1993 near Diffun, Quirino,[2] and in Mansarong, Baggao, Cagayan in September 1994.[3] Additional sightings were made in 2004 near San Mariano, Isabela.[4]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Isabela oriole is most closely related to the white-lored oriole. Both species are closely related to the paraphyletic Philippine oriole.[5] The Isabela oriole is sometimes considered to form a superspecies with the dark-throated oriole and the Philippine oriole.[6] Alternate names for the Isabela oriole include the green-lored oriole and olive-lored oriole.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The Isabela oriole is found in the mountains of northern Luzon.[7] It has not been recorded in Bataan province since 1947.[8]


The Isabela oriole has a known population of about fifty individuals and is assessed as Critically Endangered based on its extremely small and fragmented population.[8]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Oriolus isabellae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Gamauf, Anita; Tebbich, Sabine (February 1996). "Re-discovery of the Isabela Oriole, Oriolus isabellae" (PDF). Forktail. 11: 170–171. ISSN 0950-1746. 
  3. ^ van der Linde, K. (1996). "A further record of the Isabela Oriole (Oriolus isabellae) from Baggao, Cagayan Province, northern Philippines." Forktail 11: 171.
  4. ^ van Weerd, M. and Hutchinson, R. (2004) "Observations of Isabela Oriole Oriolus isabellae in the Sierra Madre, Luzon, Philippines, with descriptions of the call." Forktail 20: 133-136. [1]
  5. ^ Knud A. Jønsson, Rauri C. K. Bowie, Robert G. Moyle, Martin Irestedt, Les Christidis, Janette A. Norman, Jon Fjeldså (2010) Phylogeny and biogeography of Oriolidae (Aves: Passeriformes) Ecography 33(2): 232–241 doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06167.x
  6. ^ "Dark-throated Oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus)". Retrieved 2017-02-24. 
  7. ^ "Oriolus isabellae - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  8. ^ a b "Oriolus isabellae (Isabela Oriole, Isabella Oriole)". Retrieved 2017-02-25.