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Black-eared Oriole - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Buru Oriole

Oriolus bouroensis


23–32 cm (9-12½ in)

Similar Species

Virtually identical to Buru Friarbird.


South-east Asia: found on Buru Islands, Indonesia.


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Tanimbar Oriole.


Deciduous monsoon and mangrove forests. Lowland and montane forests, also secondary woodland.



They forage alone, in pairs and often mixing with Buru Friarbirds. There is little other information available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2016)
  3. Wikipedia

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