Black-headed Orioles

Juvenile Black-headed Oriole

Old World Orioles


The Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus larvatus) is an African passerine.

It breeds in much of subsaharan Africa, from Sudan and Ethiopia in the north to South Africa in the South.

It inhabits dry tropical forests, especially Acacia and broad-leaved woodlands, and dense shrubland areas, where it is more often heard than seen despite the brightness of its plumage.



It has a very striking appearance with a bright yellow body, contrasting black head and flesh-colored beak.


Black-headed OriolesCall / Vocalization:

The voice is a liquid-sounding warble, accompanied by imitations and whistles.


Diet / Feeding:

It forages in the canopy, feeding on small fruit as well as large insects. The young are fed mostly with caterpillars.


Copyright: Wikipedia. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from ... Additional information and photos added by Avianweb.


Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.