The black-headed oriole (Oriolus larvatus) is an African passerine. It has a very striking appearance with a bright yellow body, contrasting black head and flesh-coloured beak.

It breeds in much of sub-Saharan Africa from South 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.

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

It forages in the canopy, feeding on small fruit as well as large insects. The young are fed mostly with caterpillars.
African Black-headed Oriole
Date Location Count
2020-03-11 07:27Akagera NP (southern area)2
2020-03-11 14:15Maasai Mara NR--Naibor Camp1
2020-03-07 07:00Maasai Mara NR (general please use more specific location if possible)3
2020-03-06 16:00Arba Minch -- Haile Resort
2020-03-21 16:12Kilimandege House and Sanctuary1
2020-03-07 17:16Gibbs Farm1
2020-03-31 12:15Magongo Hills1
2020-03-21 06:56Wilderness NP--Half-collared Kingfisher trail
2020-03-22 07:18Woodville Big Tree
2020-03-09 08:00Wilderness NP--Ebb & Flow Rest Camp1
2020-03-11 15:30Rust de Winter NR1
2020-03-10 19:05Rust de Winter Roadside Routes1
2020-03-21 16:23Garden Route NP--Jubilee Creek Trail2
2020-03-24 07:45Knysna--Belvidere Estate3
2020-03-20 16:24Cecil Kop Nature Reserve--Christmas Pass entrance1
2020-03-21 08:00Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
2020-03-06 10:57Arabuko-Sokoke Forest--Swamp
2020-03-29 06:33Mikimba Swamp
2020-03-31 06:11Mida Creek
2020-03-24 06:19Temple Point & Mida Creek Mouth, Watamu1
2020-03-12 07:21Tsitsikamma NP--Storms River Mouth (Lourie and Blue Duiker Trails)2
2020-03-18 13:54Karongwe River Lodge1
2020-03-19 05:30Karongwe PGR1
2020-03-15 19:44Graskop1
2020-03-17 11:22Umbabat NR--Ingwelala1
2020-03-09 05:43Kruger NP--Lower Sabie: Sabie River Bridge1
2020-03-21 06:02Peddlar's Bush1
2020-03-25 06:10Marutswa Forest1
2020-03-08 05:15Xumeni Forest2
2020-03-08 13:20Midmar Dam - North Shore (Main Gate)2
2020-03-13 13:40Hilton - Garlington Estate1
2020-03-08 08:01Highover Reserve2
2020-03-06 10:43Nkandla FR1
2020-03-22 06:21Entumeni NR1
2020-03-18 13:28Mkhuze GR - Nsumo Pan1