Isabela Oriole

Oriolus isabellae

Pictures of the Isabela Oriole

The Isabela Oriole standing on one of the branches of a tall tree.

An Isabella Oriole with yellow feathers with a fade of black.

An Isabela Oriole with a black stride on its eyes.

An Isabela Oriole with its wings expanded.

A rare picture of a light-yellow Isabela Oriole.


Map showing where the Isabela Oriole can still be found.
A more specific map depicting where the Isabela Oriole can be found.

Chart showing the percentage of animals either critically endangered(red), endangered(orange), or vulnerable (yellow).

General Description

The isabela oriole is a primarily yellow colored bird. The isabela oriole also has black as its secondary color, as it sometimes has a black fade or black stripes. The beak of the isabela oriole is long and narrow but not sharp. The isabela oriole is not much bigger than an average human hand. It is currently critically endagered.

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Scientific Information
The binomial name of the isabela oriole is oriolus isabelae. It is the oriole most closest to extinction. It is an endemic species meaning it can only be found in certain locations and nowhere else. It can currently be found in Luzon in the philipines where it's population is decreasing rapidly. This is due to the extensive loss of it's forest habitat. There is also no local law enforcement in luzon. Currently a little over 20 percent of luzan remains forested resulting in more competition for habitats. Competition with the white-lored oriole is another reason for the declining population. The Isabela oriole is sometimes confused with the white-lord oriole due to similar physical characteristics. The isabela oriole's habitats still remain under logging concession.

  • there are approximately 50-249 estimated mature individuals.
  • the estimated breeding range is 90,000 squared kilometers.
  • at one point the isabela oriole was thought to be extinct.
  • the isabela oriole is on average about 20 cm.
  • there can be different shades of yellow in the Isabela oriole.
  • the isabela oriole can also be found in the Bataan Peninsula and the Sierra Madre in Cagayan.
  • there have been fewer and fewer sightings lately.
  • the isabela oriole is known to have 3 bird calls.
  • data has shown that the population of the isabela oriole is fragmented and dispersed.
  • the isabela oriole particularly likes the babmoo forests.

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MLA Style Works Cited

"Isabela Oriole (Oriolus isabellae) - BirdLife Species Factsheet." BirdLife International - Conserving the World's Birds. Web. 14 Mar. 2011.

"Observations of Isabela Oriole | Rare Birds |" Welcome to Birdwatch - The Official Website of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. Web. 14 Mar. 2011.