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SPECIES INFO

The Philippine Oriole (Oriolus steerii) is a species of bird in the Oriolidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Though the species is fairly common throughout its range, the Cebu race (Oriolus steeri assimilis) has not been sighted since 1906 and is believed extinct, with the near-total lack of forest on the island, it does not seem impossible.

The Philippine Oriole is actually the national bird of the Philippines and not the brown Maya bird. Only a few knows that the Maya bird has never been the national bird of the Philippines. However, today, the Philippine Government has now made the Monkey Eating Eagle its national bird.





                                     



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