Olive-brown oriole

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Olive-brown oriole
O. m. viridifuscus, Timor oriole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Oriolidae
Genus: Oriolus
Species: O. melanotis
Binomial name
Oriolus melanotis
Bonaparte, 1850
  • Mimeta melanotis
  • Oriolus viridifuscus

The olive-brown oriole (Oriolus melanotis), or Sunda oriole, is a species of bird in the family Oriolidae. It is endemic to the islands of the Lesser Sundas. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]


Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • Wetar oriole (O. m. finschi) - Hartert, 1904: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Wetar and Atauro Islands
  • Timor oriole (O. m. melanotis) - Bonaparte, 1850: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Timor, Rote and Semau Islands


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Oriolus melanotis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103691625A94064752. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103691625A94064752.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 7.1". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.7.1.