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Photo by Borneo bird guide
Paya Maga, Sarawak, Borneo, April 2011
Oriolus hosii


21·5 cm (8½ in)

  • Almost entirely black plumage
  • Chestnut under-tail coverts
  • Crimson eye
  • Pink bill
  • Grey (or greyish black) legs


Montane forests of northern Sarawak (northern Borneo)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane and hill forests; occurs between 900 and 2000 m.



Their diet consists mostly of fruit, berries and invertebrates. They forage alone or in small groups in the canopy, rarely coming to the ground.


A clear whistle.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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