French: Loriot à gorge noire German: Gelbmantelpirol Spanish: Oropéndola gorjinegra
Subspecies and Distribution
O. x. xanthonotus
Horsfield, 1821 – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka, Java and SW Borneo.
O. x. mentawi
Chasen & Kloss, 1926 – Mentawai Is (Siberut, Sipura, Pagai Is), off W Sumatra.
O. x. persuasus
Bangs, 1922 – Culion I and Palawan, in W Philippines.
O. x. consobrinus
Wardlaw-Ramsay, 1880 – N, C & E Borneo and adjacent islands.
17·5–19 cm; 30–48 g. Male nominate race has head to neck, upper mantle and breast all black, rest of mantle to uppertail-coverts golden-yellow; upperwing... read more
Song a rich and melodious fluty “tu-u-liu” with upward inflection on last note; also as... read more
Primary and tall secondary evergreen forests, e.g. mixed dipterocarp forest, also forest edges,... read more
Food and feeding
Berries, fruits e.g. of jambu tree (Eugenia jambos) and fig trees (Ficus); also insects, e.g. fly larvae (Diptera) and... read more
Nesting recorded in May in extreme S Thailand (Narathiwat), and in Feb (Perak) and Jun (Johor) in Peninsular Malaysia, where also begging... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Fairly common and widespread in evergreen forests. Despite its relatively large area of distribution, habitat... read more
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