Orioles (Oriolidae)

Green Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) - HBW 13, p. 718

French: Loriot verdâtre German: Mangrovepirol Spanish: Oropéndola Verdosa
Other common names: Yellow-bellied/(Australian) Yellow Oriole

Taxonomy: Mimetes [sic] flavocinctus P. P. King, 1826, Northern Territory, Australia.
Was formerly placed, together with superspecies formed by O. szalayi, O. phaeochromus, O. forsteni, O. bouroensis, O. melanotis and O. sagittatus, in the alternative genus Mimeta on basis of skull characteristics. Geographical variation poorly marked and races intergrade; races migrator and muelleri considered untenable by some authors, or sometimes species even treated as monotypic. Six subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • migrator E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 - Roma, Leti and Moa, in E Lesser Sundas.
  • muelleri (Bonaparte, 1850) - Aru Is and SC New Guinea.
  • flavocinctus (P. P. King, 1826) - N Western Australia (Kimberley) and Northern Territory (Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt).

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  • migrator E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 - Roma, Leti and Moa, in E Lesser Sundas.
  • muelleri (Bonaparte, 1850) - Aru Is and SC New Guinea.
  • flavocinctus (P. P. King, 1826) - N Western Australia (Kimberley) and Northern Territory (Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt).
  • tiwi Schodde & Mason, 1999 - Bathurst I and Melville I (off NW Northern Territory).
  • flavotinctus Schodde & Mason, 1999 - NE Australia (Cape York Peninsula, in N Queensland).
  • kingi Mathews, 1912 - coastal zone of NE Queensland from Trinity Bay S to Halifax Bay.