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White-lored Oriole - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Mark Harper
North Luzon, Philippines, 31 March 2019
Oriolus albiloris


18-20cm (7-7¾ in)

  • Uniformly yellowish-olive upperparts
  • Whitish lores
  • White chin
  • Uniformly yellow throat and underparts, lightly streaked olive on lower chest and flanks
  • Darker wing
  • Yellow-olive uppertail, yellow undertail

Sexes similar.


Endemic to the northern Philippines (Luzon).
A fairly common restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
It's sometimes considered conspecific with Philippine Oriole, however it may be closer related to Isabela Oriole.


Occurs in forest, forest edge and second growth, usually below 1200m.



No information on diet.
Usually seen foraging singly, in pairs or small flocks in the canopy. Sometimes in mixed-species flocks.


Birds with enlarged gonads recorded from May to June, almost grown young birds seen in August. No other information.


A sedentary species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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