The yellow oriole (Icterus nigrogularis) is a common New World oriole found across a large part of northern South America and the southern Caribbean, ranging from Colombia to Brazil. Though unrelated, New World orioles are similar in size, shape, and coloration (often black and yellow or orange) to the Old World orioles, although Old World orioles can be bulkier. In fact, this species occasionally shares the name of “yellow oriole” with the green oriole, an Old World oriole common in Australia and New Guinea.
Little is known about this widespread bird, probably because it lives in tropical areas that can be difficult to reach. Because it lives across such a wide area, the yellow oriole most likely has a fairly significant population that is not thought to be a matter of concern, though scientists have not surveyed the population. However, continued habitat loss in the jungle may eventually present problems for the species.
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the Western Hemisphere, made up of the Americas and their islands.
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group of similar organisms that can reproduce with each other.