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Ethiopian oriole

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Oriolus
Higher classification  Oriolus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Oriolidae
Scientific name  Oriolus monacha
Rank  Species
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Similar  Old World oriole, Bird, Oriolus, Black‑winged oriole, São Tomé oriole

The Ethiopian oriole (Oriolus monacha) is a species of bird in the family Oriolidae.

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It is found in north-eastern Africa where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

The Ethiopian oriole was originally described in the genus Turdus. Alternate names for the Ethiopian oriole include the Abyssinian black-headed oriole, Abyssinian oriole, black-headed forest oriole, dark-headed oriole, Ethiopian black-headed oriole, Ethiopian forest oriole and forest oriole.

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized:

  • Omo black-headed oriole (O. m. meneliki) - Blundell & Lovat, 1899: Originally described as a separate species. Found in southern Ethiopia
  • O. m. monacha - (Gmelin, 1789): Found in northern Ethiopia, Eritrea
  • References

    Ethiopian oriole Wikipedia


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