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Male, nominate subspecies
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal, 5500 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 21 November 2019
Oriolus traillii


25·5–28 cm (10-11 in)
Nominate male

  • Black head, mantle and upper breast
  • Maroon underparts and tail
  • Yellow iris
  • Grey bill and legs

The female is dark grey on the back, a light grey belly with heavy blackish streaks.


Female, nominate subspecies
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal, 5500 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 15 November 2019

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand



There are 4 subspecies[1]:


Moist deciduous and evergreen forests.

Subspecies O. t. ardens
Photo © by Mark Bruce
Huben, Yunlin County, Taiwan, April, 2008



Their diet consists of fruit, especially wild figs, berries, invertebrates such as caterpillars and nectar.


They build a large deep cup of woven fibres and grass; it is placed in the fork of a high branch near the tree top. Both adults share the duties of raising the young.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)
  4. TheWebsiteofeverything

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