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Oriolidae - Old World Orioles, Figbirds

 

Classification

 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Oriolidae
African Black-headed OrioleThere are 30 species of birds in this family. They are found in Eurasia, Africa, the East Indies, Australia, and the Philippines.

They are 7-12 inches in length and most species are brightly colored in shades of yellows and greens with black patches. Females are duller in color than males.

They have strong, slightly hooked bills; long, pointed wings; and medium to long tails. They are found in forests and open woodlands and eat insects and fruits. They are not related to the orioles found in North America.

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World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH

White-lored Oriole -Oriolus albiloris Least Concern Asia
African Golden Oriole -Oriolus auratus Least Concern Africa
Black-eared Oriole -Oriolus bouroensis Least Concern Asia
Western Black-headed Oriole -Oriolus brachyrhynchus Least Concern Africa
Black-naped Oriole -Oriolus chinensis Least Concern Asia
Green-headed Oriole -Oriolus chlorocephalus Least Concern Africa
Sao Tome Oriole -Oriolus crassirostris Vulnerable Africa
Black-and-crimson Oriole -Oriolus cruentus Least Concern Asia
Green Oriole -Oriolus flavocinctus Least Concern Asia Australia
Grey-collared Oriole -Oriolus forsteni Least Concern Asia
Black Oriole -Oriolus hosii Near Threatened Asia
Isabela Oriole -Oriolus isabellae Critically Endangered Asia
African Black-headed Oriole -Oriolus larvatus Least Concern Africa
Olive-brown Oriole -Oriolus melanotis Least Concern Asia
Silver Oriole -Oriolus mellianus Vulnerable Asia

  Dark-headed Oriole -Oriolus monacha Least Concern Africa
Black-winged Oriole -Oriolus nigripennis Least Concern Africa
Eurasian Golden Oriole -Oriolus oriolus Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Black-tailed Oriole -Oriolus percivali Least Concern Africa
Dusky-brown Oriole -Oriolus phaeochromus Least Concern Asia
Olive-backed Oriole -Oriolus sagittatus Least Concern Australia
Philippine Oriole -Oriolus steerii Least Concern Asia
Brown Oriole -Oriolus szalayi Least Concern Asia Australia
Slender-billed Oriole -Oriolus tenuirostris Least Concern Asia
Maroon Oriole -Oriolus traillii Least Concern Asia
Dark-throated Oriole -Oriolus xanthonotus Near Threatened Asia
Black-hooded Oriole -Oriolus xanthornus Least Concern Asia
Wetar Figbird -Sphecotheres hypoleucus Near Threatened Asia
Australasian Figbird -Sphecotheres vieilloti Least Concern Australia
Timor Figbird -Sphecotheres viridis Least Concern Asia

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

African Black-headed Oriole -Oriolus larvatus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Africa
The African black-headed oriole is also known as the eastern black-headed oriole. It is found in Africa south of the Sahara.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

African Golden Oriole -Oriolus auratus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Africa
The African golden oriole is found in Africa south of the Sahara.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Australasian Figbird -Sphecotheres vieilloti Photos Video Audio Least Concern Australia
The Australasian figbird is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-and-crimson Oriole -Oriolus cruentus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The black-and-crimson oriole is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-hooded Oriole -Oriolus xanthornus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The black-hooded oriole is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-naped Oriole -Oriolus chinensis Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The black-naped oriole is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-tailed Oriole -Oriolus percivali Photos Video Least Concern Africa
The black-tailed oriole is also known as the mountain oriole. It is found in Burundi, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-winged Oriole -Oriolus nigripennis Photos Least Concern Africa
The black-winged oriole is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brown Oriole -Oriolus szalayi Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The brown oriole is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dark-headed Oriole -Oriolus monacha Photos Video Least Concern Africa
The dark-headed oriole is also known as the Ethiopian black-headed oriole. It is found in Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dark-throated Oriole -Oriolus xanthonotus Photos Audio Near Threatened Asia
The dark-throated oriole is found in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand .
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Eurasian Golden Oriole -Oriolus oriolus Photos Video Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The Eurasian golden oriole is found across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Eurasian Golden Oriole -Oriolus oriolus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The male Eurasian golden oriole is bright yellow with black wings and a black tail tip. The female is a duller green.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Green Oriole -Oriolus flavocinctus Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The green oriole is found in New Guinea and northern Australia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Green-headed Oriole -Oriolus chlorocephalus Photos Least Concern Africa
The green-headed oriole is found in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Maroon Oriole -Oriolus traillii Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The maroon oriole is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Olive-backed Oriole -Oriolus sagittatus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Australia
The olive-backed oriole is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Olive-brown Oriole -Oriolus melanotis Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The olive-brown oriole is found in Indonesia and East Timor.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Philippine Oriole -Oriolus steerii Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The Philippine oriole is found in the Philippines.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Sao Tome Oriole -Oriolus crassirostris profile Photos Vulnerable Africa
The Sao Tome oriole is found in Sao Tomé and Principe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Sao Tome Oriole -Oriolus crassirostris Photos Vulnerable Africa
The Sao Tome oriole is found in forests.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Silver Oriole -Oriolus mellianus Photos Vulnerable Asia
The silver oriole is found in China.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Slender-billed Oriole -Oriolus tenuirostris Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The slender-billed oriole is found in Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Timor Figbird -Sphecotheres viridis Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The Timor figbird is found in Indonesia and East Timor.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Western Black-headed Oriole -Oriolus brachyrhynchus Photos Video Least Concern Africa
The western black-headed oriole is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.
Source: Internet bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No