Black Oriole

Scientific Name
Oriolus hosii
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Genus
Conservation Status
Near Threatened (NT)

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The Black Oriole (Oriolus hosii) is a species of bird in the Oriolidae family. It is endemic to Borneo, including Malaysia and Indonesia. One of the least known of the orioles, its distribution range is restricted to Sarawak in Borneo. Along with O. cruentus, O. trailli and O. mellianus it belongs to a clade of red and black orioles. The species 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. It is threatened by habitat loss.