The orioles are a family, Orioliae, of Old World passerine birds. The family comprises the Figbird Sphecotheres viridis, the only member of the genus Sphecotheres, and the Old World orioles in the genus Oriolus. Several other genera have been proposed for to split the genus Oriolus, for example the African black-headed species are sometimes split into Baruffius. The family is not related to the New World orioles, which are Icterids, family Icteridae. The family is distributed across Africa, Europe, Asia down into Australia. The few temperate nesting species are migratory, and some tropical species are show some seasonal movements.

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