Tanimbar Oriole (Oriolus decipiens)

Tanimbar Oriole

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Oriolidae | [latin] Oriolus decipiens | [UK] Tanimbar Oriole | [FR] Loriot de Tanimbar | [DE] Tanimbarpirol | [ES] Oropendola de Tanimbar | [NL] Tanimbartroepiaal


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Very difficult to separate from Tanimbar Friarbird and only seen for certain on a couple of occasions. The other part of the two-way split of Black-eared Oriole, and a Tanimbar endemic.

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size min.: 23 cm size max.: 27 cm
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Australasia : Tanimbar Is.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


No data

Feeding habits

The food is insects and fruit, especially figs, found in the tree canopies where the orioles spend much of their time.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 880,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘common’ in at least parts of its range (Urban et al. 1997). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Tanimbar Oriole status Least Concern


Resident to Tanimbar

Distribution map

Tanimbar Oriole distribution range map

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