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Black Oriole
Dsc 2697 resize
Information
Range Borneo
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Oriolidae
Genus Oriolus
Species Oriolus hosii
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Black oriole (Oriolus hosii), is a species of Old World oriole in the Oriolidae family. It is endemic to the island of Borneo. One of the least known of the orioles, its distribution range is restricted to Sarawak in Borneo. Along with Oriolus cruentus, Oriolus trailli and Oriolus mellianus it belongs to a clade of red and black orioles. The binomial name is after Charles Hose who collected the first specimen of the species on Mount Dulit.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests where it is threatened by habitat loss.

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