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
2020-06-22 08:10Akagera NP--Akagera Lodge2
2020-06-27 11:00Serengeti NP--Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp1
2020-07-07 09:57Mara North Conservancy--Serian1
2020-07-03 12:00Hatari Lodge & Hippo Pool1
2020-06-29 06:00Tsavo West NP--northern section
2020-06-17 10:39Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2020-06-14 07:50Tsavo East NP--southern section1
2020-07-04 07:10Hennops Hiking Trail1
2020-07-02 06:00Lower Galana River, Tsavo East NP
2020-07-03 07:20Seringveld Conservancy--Rinkhals Weg1
2020-06-13 09:44Detweedespruit Conservancy1
2020-07-05 09:35Piesang Valley and Estuary1
2020-06-20 15:28Leopard Rock Lodge1
2020-06-13 05:40Mida Creek
2020-06-19 08:02Lake Chem Chem
2020-06-11 05:54Mwamba Field Study Centre
2020-07-04 07:00Zomba Plateau1
2020-06-12 15:41Glen Avon Farm1
2020-06-16 07:51Kruger NP--Phabeni Gate1
2020-06-26 16:19Nelspruit Nature Reserve2
2020-07-01 07:33Steiltes Nature Reserve1
2020-06-17 12:27Kruger NP--Malelane Gate (Crocodile River Bridge)1
2020-07-01 08:21Kruger NP--S25 (east)
2020-06-27 14:55Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-06-15 05:44Kruger NP--Crocodile Bridge Camp
2020-06-16 08:40Karkloof - Bird Valley Estate1
2020-07-06 09:00Ferncliffe Forest1
2020-07-07 18:53Dunes de Dovela1