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Seram Island, Indonesia, 11 November 2023

Alternative names: Seram Oriole; Ceram Oriole; Forsten's Oriole, Grey-necked Oriole

Oriolus forsteni


31 cm (12 in)

  • Olive-brown upperparts, crown paler with dark streaking
  • Grey nuchal collar
  • Unstreaked darker olive-brown mantle
  • Darker grey-brown side of face, greyish bare skin around eye
  • Dark olive upperwing, remiges edged greenish-yellow
  • Dark olive-brown tail, paler and greyer on underside, with paler tips on inner webs
  • Grey-green chin and throat with darker streaks
  • Warm golden-olive chest, mottled darker and merging into paler buffy belly and undertail-coverts

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

Similar species

Looks very similar to Seram Friarbird and can be very difficult to distinguish in the field.


Endemict to Seram in the southern Moluccan Islands, Indonesia.
A moderately common restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
Forms a superspecies with Olive-backed Oriole, Olive-brown Oriole, Black-eared Oriole, Dusky-brown Oriole and Brown Oriole.


Lowland and montane primary forest.
Occurs up to 1100m, less common in the mountains.



Not well known. Diet includes insects and some fruits.
Forages singly or in pairs in the canopy down to middle storey of the forest. Also in mixed-species flocks.


No 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. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. 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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