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
2020-02-07 08:00Lake Mburo NP1
2020-02-15 15:40Kafue NP--McBrides Camp1
2020-01-30 15:15Kongelai Escarpment2
2020-01-29 16:00Hwange National Park--Hwange Main Camp1
2020-02-08 06:21Kasanka NP4
2020-02-06 04:30Mutinondo Wilderness1
2020-02-15 10:54Lake Manyara NP (Arusha)1
2020-02-18 07:45Tarangire NP1
2020-02-11 06:30Ruaha NP1
2020-02-13 08:33Magongo Hills2
2020-02-16 08:04Arusha NP1
2020-01-23 08:15Lake Duluti5
2020-02-02 06:00Nyika National Park2
2020-02-17 18:30Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge1
2020-01-27 12:30Dzalanyama Forest Lodge area2
2020-01-23 07:21Tsavo West NP (general)1
2020-02-01 05:45Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific)1
2020-02-15 15:36Polokwane GR1
2020-01-25 12:47Qodesh Campground1
2020-01-25 14:51Amanzintaba3
2020-02-03 07:43Selous Game Reserve--Lake Manze1
2020-01-25 06:55Arabuko-Sokoke Forest1
2020-01-25 02:50Loskop Dam Nature Reserve2
2020-01-25 02:06Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S991
2020-02-09 10:13Nguuni Nature Sanctuary1
2020-02-02 08:24Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service1
2020-02-06 15:23Kruger NP--Punda Gate Road/H13-11
2020-01-25 05:20Liwonde National Park--Mvuu2
2020-01-26 06:10Liwonde National Park3
2020-02-08 17:37Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp1
2020-02-16 06:00Kruger NP--S32
2020-01-30 05:23Kruger NP--Skukuza-Nkuhlu Road/H4-12
2020-01-20 13:02Kruger NP--Berg-en-Dal Camp1
2020-01-30 12:30Kruger NP--Salitje Rd/S303
2020-01-26 11:00Mlawula Nature Reserve1
2020-01-31 12:00Westville - Jubilee Park1