Slender-billed Oriole (Oriolus tenuirostris) - HBW 13, p. 723
French: Loriot à bec effilé
Spanish: Oropéndola Picofina
Other common names: Slender-billed Black-naped Oriole
Taxonomy: Oriolus tenuirostris Blyth, 1846, central India; error = Assam.
Closely related to and sometimes treated as conspecific with O. chinensis, the two forming a superspecies; alternatively, both sometimes considered to belong to the superspecies formed by O. oriolus, O. kundoo and O. auratus. Race invisus regarded by some authors as being of doubtful validity. Ranges listed are tentative, as status in many areas poorly known, partly because of taxonomic uncertainties (and confusion with O. chinensis). Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- tenuirostris Blyth, 1846 - breeds Bhutan and NE India E to S China (SW Yunnan), Myanmar, Laos, NC Thailand and N & C Vietnam; non-breeding also W to E Nepal and S to S Myanmar and W Thailand.
- invisus Riley, 1940 - S Vietnam (S Annam).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in a pine tree, looking around. Locality Datanta Waterfall, Da Lat Plateau, Annam, Vietnam (ssp invisus)
Josep del Hoyo 20 April 2008 4 years ago 27 sec 3.4
A bird in a pine tree, showing several forms of comfort behaviour and flying away. Locality Datanta Waterfall, Da Lat Plateau, Annam, Vietnam (ssp invisus)
Josep del Hoyo 20 April 2008 4 years ago 48 sec 3
An adult bird perched on a branch.
Locality Tuyen Lam Lake, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (ssp invisus)
James Eaton 1 February 2009 50 weeks ago 4
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Marco Valentini 15 March 2013 35 weeks ago 3.8
Two birds shouting in a tree.
Locality Mae Na Chon, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp tenuirostris)
Christophe Gouraud 28 October 2009 3 years ago 2.5
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