Orioles (Oriolidae)

Dark-throated Oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus) - HBW 13, p. 721

French: Loriot à gorge noire German: Gelbmantelpirol Spanish: Oropéndola Gorjinegra
Other common names: Black-headed/Black-throated/Malaysian Oriole

Taxonomy: Oriolus Xanthonotus Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Sister-species to and formerly treated as conspecific with O. steerii, both possibly forming a superspecies with O. isabellae; all three were formerly placed in the alternative genus Xanthonotus. Proposed race palawanus has same type locality (Puerto Princessa, on Palawan) as persuasus, of which it is a junior synonym. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • xanthonotus Horsfield, 1821 - extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka, Java and SW Borneo.
  • mentawi Chasen & Kloss, 1926 - Mentawai Is (Siberut, Sipura, Pagai Is), off W Sumatra.
  • persuasus Bangs, 1922 - Culion I and Palawan, in W Philippines.
  • consobrinus R. G. W. Ramsay, 1880 - N, C & E Borneo and adjacent islands.