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
2021-05-03 07:19Nyungwe Forest NP1
2021-05-09 07:20Linyanti Wildlife Reserve--Kings Pool Camp1
2021-04-27 07:41Kidepo Valley NP--Narus River1
2021-04-27 16:22Kidepo Valley NP--Karenga Gate to Apoka4
2021-05-08 10:29Kaingu Safari Lodge1
2021-05-09 10:19Kafue NP--McBrides Camp1
2021-05-07 08:00Moroto to Tapac Track2
2021-05-05 08:00Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve--Mbale-Moroto Rd1
2021-05-08 06:24Blue Lagoon NP1
2021-05-08 06:05Nsobe Camp1
2021-05-08 07:28South Nandi Forest IBA1
2021-05-15 14:21Lazy J Ranch (Restricted Access - Permit Required)2
2021-05-09 11:02Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2021-05-08 12:07Southwest Mau Forest @ Chebangang1
2021-05-08 10:44Lake Baringo--Inshore Cliffs and surrounds1
2021-04-19 12:08Lake Baringo--Tumbili Cliff Lodge1
2021-05-08 07:30Olderikesi Conservancy
2021-05-13 08:05Lake Bogoria NR2
2021-04-25 11:35Lake Bogoria NR--Fig Tree Campsite2
2021-05-08 07:10Crater Lane, Menengai1
2021-04-25 06:29Lake Nakuru NP--Lion Hill Lodge1
2021-05-08 06:21Mutinondo Wilderness
2021-05-08 06:38Soysambu Conservency
2021-05-08 07:04Lake Elementaita--Serena Camp (formerly Delamere Camp)1
2021-05-08 00:17Malewa River Lodge2
2021-05-08 07:25Lake Naivasha--Camp Carnelley's and Fisherman's Camp
2021-04-28 10:21Kilimandege House and Sanctuary1
2021-05-08 06:42KWS Hippo Camp, Lake Naivasha1
2021-04-25 08:46Ol Pejeta Conservancy3
2021-05-15 09:28Solio Game Reserve
2021-05-15 09:19Naro Moru to Solio Road
2021-04-22 08:45South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge
2021-05-08 06:29Borana Conservancy--Borana Wildlife Lodge2
2021-05-14 09:01Mt. Kenya NP--Meteorological Station
2021-05-07 08:01Ngare Ndare Forest1
2021-05-08 16:27Lewa Wildlife Conservancy1
2021-05-01 09:30Magongo Hills1
2021-05-08 11:42Masinga Dam4
2021-05-09 10:47Mwea NR2
2021-05-08 08:02Arusha NP5
2021-05-08 07:24Lake Duluti1
2021-05-08 06:08Ruaha NP--Lunda1
2021-05-08 06:45Mumoni Hill, Mwingi1
2021-05-08 08:24Lake Chivero NP1
2021-05-08 13:23Oloitokitok Riverine Forest Remnant1
2021-05-16 08:07Mandegee farm1
2021-05-08 06:52Greystone Nature Preserve1
2021-05-08 16:17Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands1
2021-05-08 15:29Cleveland Dam/Haka Game Park1
2021-04-27 07:07Bierspruitdam1
2021-04-29 05:28Pilanesberg NP (please be more specific)1
2021-05-16 07:37Pilanesberg NP--Bakabung1
2021-04-23 17:53Pilanesberg NP--Manyane1
2021-05-15 11:00Tsavo West NP--southern section1
2021-05-08 08:27Dzalanyama Forest Reserve1
2021-05-15 08:12Blouberg Nature Reserve1
2021-04-26 15:56Bela-Bela1
2021-05-14 06:43Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2021-04-25 07:10Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific; Do not log Kgomo-Kgomo birds here.)1
2021-05-05 07:15Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2021-05-08 07:27Woodville Big Tree1
2021-04-29 09:20Golden Harvest Park1
2021-05-08 16:10Jan Cilliers Park1
2021-05-08 11:03Sala Gate to Kakoneni1
2021-05-08 15:35Wamba Marsh1
2021-04-25 08:24Wilge River Valley (upper)2
2021-05-08 18:21Katiyo Tea Estate1
2021-05-15 06:04Kruger NP--Banyini Pan (ltd access)1
2021-05-08 15:46Arabuko-Sokoke Forest1
2021-05-08 13:30Msambweni--Mukurumudzi River and Estuary1
2021-05-08 18:05Mida Creek1
2021-05-13 06:06Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service8
2021-05-08 06:00Kruger NP--Pafuri Picnic Site
2021-05-08 05:00Majete Game Reserve1
2021-05-08 06:12Tana Delta--Kalota1
2021-04-28 16:51Kruger NP--Shimuwini Bushveld Camp1
2021-04-28 08:55Kruger NP--Mopani Camp1
2021-04-28 10:55Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide1
2021-05-08 15:13Ngala Private Game Reserve
2021-05-01 15:44Kruger NP--S1401
2021-04-26 07:06Nelspruit--Friedenheim Area1
2021-05-01 15:08Kruger NP--Talamati Bushveld Camp1
2021-05-11 08:34Singita Ebony Lodge
2021-04-24 06:55Steiltes Nature Reserve
2021-05-02 06:12Kruger NP--S1451
2021-04-30 11:54Kruger NP--Satara Camp1
2021-05-02 07:37Kruger NP--N'waswitsontso Rd2
2021-05-01 09:04Lake Panic Bird Hide1
2021-05-02 07:53Kruger NP--Kumana Dam1
2021-05-03 11:33Kruger NP--Renosterpan Rd.1
2021-05-02 09:06Kruger NP--Tshokwane1
2021-05-02 10:03Kruger NP--Orpen Dam1
2021-05-03 15:17Kruger NP--Biyamiti Bushveld Camp (Residents only)1
2021-05-08 11:35Weenen NR1
2021-05-08 11:14Karkloof--Benvie Farm1
2021-05-08 09:03Howick--Howick Falls1
2021-05-12 11:22Hilton--Doreen Clark NR1
2021-05-08 13:31Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR1
2021-05-07 08:38Mkhuze GR--Mantuma Camp1
2021-05-08 07:25Mkhuze GR--Kumasinga Hide1
2021-05-08 06:04Pennington--Umdoni Park1
2021-04-29 06:00Phinda GR
2021-05-08Lagoa Nhassive