Orioles (Oriolidae)

Silver Oriole (Oriolus mellianus) - HBW 13, p. 731

French: Loriot argenté German: Seidenpirol Spanish: Oropéndola Plateada
Other common names: Stresemann’s/Mell’s (Maroon) Oriole

Taxonomy: Oriolus traillii mellianus Stresemann, 1922, Drachenkopf, Guangdong Province, south-east China.
Closely related to O. hosii, O. cruentus and, especially, O. traillii; all, together with O. xanthornus, form the “Asian black-headed group”. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in SC China (SC Sichuan, NE Yunnan, Guizhou, N Guangxi, N Guangdong); non-breeding SE Thailand and W Cambodia.

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