Oriole Finch
Oriole Finch
Oriole Finch

Oriole Finch

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Linurgus olivaceus, commonly known as the Oriole Finch, is a bird species of the finch family whose latin name is Fringillidae.  The genus of the Oriole finch is Linurgus, in which it is monotypic.  The males of this species have a disntinctive black colored head, yellow wing edges and body, greenish-yellow scapulars and mantle and a bill that is a bright orangish hue.  The females are olive grey on their upper parts and head, their greater coverts are tipped with yellow and their secondaries have greenish edges that appear dull in their coloration.  The female has a yellow bill and a dull, olive green tail.

The Oriole finch is native to Africa and can be found in Cameroon, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.