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  1. Oriolus, genus Oriolus(noun)

    type genus of the Oriolidae

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  1. Oriolus

    Orioles are colourful Old World passerine birds in the genus Oriolus, the namesake of the corvoidean family Oriolidae. They are not related to the New World orioles, which are icterids and, belonging to the superfamily Passeroidea songbirds, are quite unrelated to the true orioles. The orioles are a mainly tropical group, although one species breeds in temperate regions.

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