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Linurgus olivaceus

Linurgus olivaceus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Fringillidae
Genus: Linurgus
Species: Linurgus olivaceus


Linurgus olivaceus Fraser, 1842

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Pirolgimpel
English: Oriole Finch
日本語: キンエリヒワ
Türkçe: Sarıasma ispinozu

The Oriole Finch (Linurgus olivaceus) is species of bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is monotypic in the genus Linurgus.[1] It has a black head and yellow body. It is found in Africa, native to Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It is found in subtropical or tropical moist evergreen montane forests.[2][3]


1. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A.; Moscoso, J.; Ruiz-del-Valle, V.; Gonzalez, J.; Reguera, R.; Wink, M.; and Serrano-Vela, J. I.. "Bayesian phylogeny of Fringillidae birds: status of the singular African oriole finch Linurgus olivaceus and evolution and heterogeneity of the genus Carpodacus" (Abstract). Acta Zoologica Sinica 53 (5): 826–834. http://www.actazool.org/paperdetail.asp?id=6693. Retrieved 14 December 2009.
2. ^ BirdLife International (2004). Linurgus olivaceus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006.
3. ^ Clement, Peter; Harris, Alan; Davis, John (1993). Finches and Sparrows. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 210–211. ISBN 0-691-03424-9.

Further reading

* Zamora J, Moscoso J, Ruiz-del-Valle V, Lowy E, Serrano-Vela JI, Ira-Cachafeiro J, Arnaiz-Villena A (2006): Conjoint mitochondrial phylogenetic trees for canaries Serinus spp. and goldfinches Carduelis spp. show several specific polytomies. Ardeola 53(1):1-17
* Clement, Peter; Harris, Alan & Davis, John (1993): Finches and Sparrows: an identification guide. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0-7136-8017-2

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