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Green figbird

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Sphecotheres
Higher classification  Figbird
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Oriolidae
Scientific name  Sphecotheres viridis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Figbird, Bird, Australasian figbird, Old World oriole, Olive‑brown oriole

Green figbird feeding


The green figbird or Timor figbird (Sphecotheres viridis) is a species of bird in the family Oriolidae. It is endemic to forest, woodland, mangrove and scrub on the south-east Asian islands of Timor and Roti. It is moderately common, and therefore considered to be of Least Concern by BirdLife International and the IUCN.

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Green figbird sphecotheres vieilloti


Taxonomy and systematics

Formerly, some authorities have classified the green figbird in the genus Oriolus. It has sometimes included the two other figbirds as subspecies, in which case the combined species simply was known as "figbird", but today all major authorities consider them as separate species.

Description

It resembles the more widespread Australasian figbird, but is smaller and, except for the paler crissum (around the cloaca), the male is entirely yellow-olive below (including the throat).

References

Green figbird Wikipedia


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