The black-hooded oriole (Oriolus xanthornus) is a member of the oriole family of passerine birds and is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia.

It is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. The nest is built in a tree, and contains two eggs. Its food is insects and fruit, especially figs, found in the tree canopies where they spend much of their time.

The male is striking, with the typical oriole black and yellow colouration. The plumage is predominantly yellow, with a solid black hood, and black also in the wings and tail centre.

The female black-hooded oriole is a drabber bird with greenish underparts, but still has the black hood. Young birds are like the female, but have dark streaking on the underparts, and their hood is not solidly black, especially on the throat.

The black head of this species is an obvious distinction from Indian golden oriole, Oriolus kundoo, which is a summer visitor to northern India. Orioles can be shy, and even the male may be difficult to see in the dappled yellow and green leaves of the canopy.

The black-hooded oriole's flight is somewhat like a thrush, strong and direct with some shallow dips over longer distances.
Black-hooded Oriole
Date Location Count
2020-11-06 07:59Sanjay Gandhi NP--Shilondha Trail1
2020-11-12 06:30BNHS Conservation Education Centre1
2020-11-07 07:40TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai1
2020-11-09 09:48Karnala Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-09 09:48Karnala Bird Sanctuary--Karnala Fort1
2020-11-27 09:54College of Forestry--Nursery, Dapoli2
2020-11-23 06:43Mangaon1
2020-11-25 07:00Garva Agro Tourism1
2020-11-01 06:15Mal Naka, Ratnagiri1
2020-11-17 11:33Ratanmahal WLS2
2020-11-17 05:30Tulas-Ansur-Pal, Maharashtra, IN3
2020-11-22 07:00Toranmal Reserve Forest, Nandurbar Dt1
2020-11-14 07:15Fort Aguada2
2020-11-26 06:30Socorro Plateau1
2020-11-07 07:00Pale velsao3
2020-11-01 08:00Panhala fort1
2020-11-22 08:42Goa Institute of Management Campus, Sanquelim1
2020-11-15 07:10Chandreshwar Hill,Gudi,Paroda1
2020-11-22 07:05Ganjem bridge1
2020-11-16 06:50Ganjem Junction and Ganjeshwari Temple2
2020-11-08 09:40Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-06 07:16Natures Nest & Surrounding2
2020-11-26 16:49Tambdi Surla- Mahadev Temple and Surroundings1
2020-11-09 06:14Kadumane Homestay, Dandeli1
2020-11-14 07:00Hosad Forest, Kumta2
2020-11-22 08:24Malyadi lake, Kundapura1
2020-11-22 06:59Gujjarbettu Paddyfields1
2020-11-24 08:54Barkur Wetlands -- Saasthana1
2020-11-24 07:11Barkur Wetlands -- Bobbarya Temple2
2020-11-20 16:23Kemthoor -- Hanging Bridge and Check Dam2
2020-10-30 08:19Kemthur Jelly Crusher Area1
2020-11-21 06:38Indrali Temple Road1
2020-10-31 06:32Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-11-08 07:22End Point - Manipal1
2020-11-23 09:14Manchi Road1
2020-11-21 12:40Manipal Lake1
2020-11-25 08:27Herga2
2020-11-04 13:51Dasharath Nagar -- Arbi Falls side1
2020-11-20 07:10Shanthi Nagar - Navarra Colony1
2020-11-13 06:46Eshwar Nagar, Manipal5
2020-11-07 06:50Pragathi Nagar2
2020-11-12 07:38Golikatte2
2020-11-08 07:31Badagabettu1
2020-11-21 16:51Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side3
2020-11-19 17:12National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal2
2020-11-08 07:15Kenjar Wetlands, Mangalore2
2020-11-15 07:00Seethanadi Nature Camp1
2020-11-14 06:30Durga Village, Karkala2
2020-11-16 07:00Durga Reserved Forest - temple area, Karkala3
2020-11-24 11:59Kamanabail1
2020-11-11 16:25Govt.College, Kasaragod--KL1
2020-11-03 17:04Aranthode1
2020-11-24 07:55Peralathvayal1
2020-11-18 11:49Chemmattamvayal1
2020-11-11 09:45Manhampothi hills2
2020-11-22 15:28Thalabail Village1
2020-11-18 07:36Kuniyan Wetlands1
2020-10-29 12:50Cheemeni Sacred Grove1
2020-11-27 13:22Payyanur College1
2020-11-25 07:10Madayi Para1
2020-11-07 07:00Ezhome3
2020-11-09 09:07Narikode Vayal1
2020-11-11 11:27Neeliyarkottam1
2020-11-26 15:06Kattampally1
2020-11-25 06:30Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-27 08:00Vattappoyil1
2020-11-15 08:36Paithalmala1
2020-11-24 12:23Porora1
2020-11-07 14:30Kannur Forest Division--Punneri1
2020-11-25 17:24Malabar Medical College, Modakkallur, kozhikode Kerala1
2020-11-22 11:50Sarovaram Biopark, Kottoooli2
2020-11-14 08:53Ponkunnu Hill, Kakkur3
2020-11-22 08:15Kadalundy Estuary (Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary)1
2020-11-11 16:11Koduvally1
2020-11-26 15:44Vazhoorhills,Vazhayur, Kerala1
2020-11-13 07:36Maanamkunnu1
2020-11-11 07:27Ponnani Beach2
2020-10-31 09:09Chakrata1
2020-11-21 10:33Mohand checkpost and vicinity (Reserve Forest)1
2020-11-12 06:41Thirunavaya--Bandar kadavu7
2020-11-27 16:24Kuttippuram--Sandflats1
2020-11-01 11:35Chekanoor2
2020-11-15 11:05Chandrabani-Karwapani Trail1
2020-11-15 11:05Sal Patch near WII, Dehradun1
2020-11-25 08:40Kumaranellur1
2020-11-22 07:43Wildlife Institute of India Campus1
2020-11-26 08:28Wildlife Institute of India Campus--Nature Trail1
2020-11-15 08:04Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus2
2020-11-08 07:40Kulamukku Kaayal2
2020-11-27 06:20Chirankara pond1
2020-11-14 10:00Puliyappatta kayal, Koottanad1
2020-11-22 07:30Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad4
2020-11-26 08:00Haiderpur Wetlands and Ganga Barrage1
2020-11-15 08:07Indian Institute of Petroleum2
2020-11-13 06:00Nilambur--DFO's Bungalow1
2020-11-15 06:52Kole Wetlands--Pullazhi1
2020-11-05 16:30Kole Wetlands--Alapad1
2020-11-27 07:55Thrissur Government Medical College2
2020-11-25 17:02Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS)2
2020-11-05 12:39Kole Wetands --Chenam1
2020-11-15 09:56Kodikuthimala1
2020-11-20 07:43Chilla Range--Ganga Bank2
2020-11-01 17:25Kerala Agricultural University--Krishi Vignyan Kendra2
2020-11-17 16:27Kerala Agricultural University--ACCER1
2020-11-21 13:29Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve1
2020-11-26 10:30Kole wetlands - Thommana1
2020-11-21 06:57Cheerakavu2
2020-10-31 16:22Kerala Agricultural University--General Area1
2020-11-21 07:13Rajaji National Park--Chilla Range2
2020-11-08 09:49Kaudiya/Gangabhogpur -- Talla2
2020-11-14 08:02Gujjar Basti Mazar Trail3
2020-11-12 07:37Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata2
2020-11-07 14:45Rajaji National Park3
2020-11-10 09:13Chiriyapur -- Dipo1
2020-11-12 09:32Aluva--Karumalloor1
2020-11-08 17:03Peechi--General Area1
2020-11-08 07:40Koottilakadavu Branch1
2020-11-06 14:48Laldhang--Rasoolpur6
2020-11-12 07:16Moozhikkulam--Jaiva Eco Camp1
2020-11-09 06:29Aluva--Elookkara(Madirath Padam)1
2020-11-14 06:15Changaram Wetlands -- Ezhupunna2
2020-11-10 15:34Kalamassery--HMT Estate Area1
2020-11-16 17:41kottalappadam wetlands - Pattanakkad1
2020-11-21 08:18Maluaa1
2020-11-09 16:42Peringottukurissi--Paddy Fields2
2020-11-01 08:38Silent Valley National Park--Mukkali2
2020-11-11 16:33(9.668, 76.322)Homeyard Karuvayil Bhagom2
2020-11-19 06:30Elanji Padam, Areeparambu - Cherthala2
2020-11-12 07:31FACT--Ambalamedu Lake(restricted access)1
2020-11-22 16:35Mattumala Hillock2
2020-11-20 13:07Mannanchery1
2020-11-13 15:07Veezhumala Hillocks, RF1
2020-11-21 17:21Nerangampara Hillocks1
2020-11-04 10:32pallathuruthy1
2020-11-16 07:00Kadayiruppu-- Mazhuvannoor2
2020-11-03 07:08Malayattoor--General Area1
2020-10-30 18:01Chithali palam1
2020-11-10 08:00Kadayirippu--Thonikka Paddy Feilds1
2020-11-12 07:45Iringole Kavu1
2020-11-01 06:45Agali - Sambarcode2
2020-10-29 17:06Satpura Tiger Reserve (Overall)2
2020-11-07 07:48Malampuzha -Eagle Owl Point1
2020-11-13 09:05Malampuzha Ring Road (Left hand side)2
2020-11-10 07:301st Stream Birding Patch, Ring road, Malampuzha3
2020-11-13 08:26Fig Tree in front of Hemambika Temple, Malampuzha.1
2020-11-01 08:38Athikadavu River1
2020-11-21 07:00Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park2
2020-11-22 07:10Narasipuram Forest Checkpost1
2020-11-08 11:21Pannimada: Kanjikode-Malampuzha Road1
2020-11-15 07:10Kuttanad Wetlands--Melpadam1
2020-11-26 14:15Sim's Park, Conoor1
2020-11-22 08:00Kottayam--Erayilkadavu Bypass Road2
2020-11-28 09:30Chembana Hillocks, Malampuzha1
2020-11-08 08:01Kava hillside (Nightjar valley), Malampuzha - (10.832, 76.728)4
2020-11-27 11:25Palakkad Hills--Kava3
2020-11-27 11:01Nightjar Valley (Road Side)1
2020-11-20 16:05Perumal Kovil Pathy1
2020-11-12 13:45Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore1
2020-11-21 16:15Valiyeri, Kanjikode3
2020-11-22 06:44Kuttanad Wetlands--Vallomkadavu2
2020-11-21 07:45Kuttanad Wetlands--Ayikkara Mukku-Vaniyamkadavu2
2020-11-12 16:07Ezhinjillam South3
2020-11-08 16:16Bhoothathankettu--Reservoir4
2020-10-30 09:46Kallar Horticultural Garden1
2020-11-21 06:59Kanjikode V.V. College Area1
2020-11-27 08:09Kuriyannoorkattil2
2020-11-23 07:44Paehathuruthu Nallepilly1
2020-11-01 12:07Thattekkad--Dormitory1
2020-11-08 07:30Tattekkad2
2020-10-31 08:38Thattekad--near Hornbill Camp1
2020-11-10 16:55Valara Kulam1
2020-11-15 11:17Walayar Reserve Forest1
2020-11-15 12:00KSEB Walayar 110 KV Sub Station Road2
2020-11-14 06:25Thattekad--Soma Birds Lagoon1
2020-11-21 11:24Meenkara Dam Dual Shutters2
2020-11-01 07:18Meenkara Reservoir2
2020-11-28 09:33Thodupuzha--Amaramkavu Devi Temple2
2020-11-06 07:10Forest Training Institute, Walayar (வன பயிற்சி நிறுவனம், வாலயார்)2
2020-11-15 09:28Walayar Lake-Tamil Nadu side2
2020-11-21 12:14Kambalathara Vengalakkayam Reservoir1
2020-11-22 10:05Thattekad Bird Sanctuary--Urulanthanni2
2020-11-01 07:10Mynagappally (കുരുമ്പോലിൽ വയൽ )4
2020-11-21 15:05Kuttampuzha - Mamalakandom Road, Urulanthanni, Kerala, IN (10.125, 76.76)2
2020-11-25 15:08Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham2
2020-11-08 15:37Pannivelichira, Aranmula Wetlands2
2020-11-02 07:00Ayyampara2
2020-11-16 08:24Govindanur2
2020-11-24 08:15Rokhata Bijnor1
2020-11-26 08:44Polachira1
2020-11-12 09:45Collectorate Compound1
2020-11-07 09:39Kottayam--Karimpinthodu3
2020-11-24 07:28Aanakkulam, Vandanpathal3
2020-11-21 10:17Cauvery WLS--Galibore1
2020-11-10 06:57Narsinghpur Arera1
2020-11-24 10:36Idukki--Valanjamkanam1
2020-10-30 07:20Kunderipallam Dam2
2020-11-06 16:25Corbett NP--Bhakrakot3
2020-11-04 07:03National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), GKVK Campus1
2020-11-06 06:15Akkulam Lake Thiruvananthapuram1
2020-11-04 12:33Ramnagar--Kosi River
2020-11-15 07:15Shivanahalli, Bangalore1
2020-11-14 10:05Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary--Chinnar2
2020-11-28 07:15Jaipurdoddi1
2020-11-26 15:43Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields1
2020-11-16 09:55Pearl Valley Dam2
2020-11-08 07:33Bor Tiger Reserve --Manoli3
2020-10-29 15:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad1
2020-11-19 10:30Kaladhungi1
2020-11-14 08:30Indian Veterinary Research Institute Bareilly2
2020-11-03 06:15Gorewada Lake, Nagpur1
2020-11-16 08:13Pench Tiger Reserve--Jamtara Wilderness Camp1
2020-11-12 11:35Pench Tiger Reserve, Sillari Gate, Maharashtra2
2020-11-22 05:00Uma Maheswaram1
2020-11-18 06:29Pench Tiger Reserve--Turia Zone1
2020-11-20 06:35Rishi Valley (General Area)3
2020-11-22Rishi Valley--School Campus1
2020-11-22 06:00Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve--Katezari trail2
2020-11-25 06:15Moharli Gate2
2020-11-06 11:08Sandi Pakshi Vihar (Sandi Bird Sanctuary)2
2020-11-22 09:00Pilibhet tiger reserve2
2020-11-12 14:00Muttal Lake2
2020-11-16 14:11Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary--Pitezari1
2020-11-01 08:35Nagzira WLS--Nagzira Lake2
2020-11-23 09:07Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary -- Sanctuary Proper1
2020-11-14 06:55Sri Venkateswara NP--Dargah Shareef1
2020-11-02 06:29Bhupal housing colony1
2020-11-04 06:38Kanha NP--Kisli Zone7
2020-11-06 06:49SGPGI Campus & Surroundings -- Campus Proper1
2020-11-23 07:15Kanha NP--Kanha Zone1
2020-11-08 07:05Kukrail -- General Area2
2020-11-24 07:00Kanha NP--Mukki Zone2
2020-11-23 17:00Indira Dam -- North Bank near Aqueduct1
2020-11-22 09:35Kanha NP--Supkhar Range1
2020-11-05 08:30Gangaramaya Park1
2020-11-28 06:44Attidiya Bird Sanctuary
2020-11-15 16:19Beddegana Wetland Park4
2020-11-28 07:31Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)2
2020-11-18 08:30Kaduwela (General)2
2020-11-27 05:55Kalutara (General)1
2020-11-21 08:00Meethirigala2
2020-11-10 09:03Batalagoda Tank2
2020-11-17 08:01Kitulgala (General)2
2020-11-24 14:30Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary1
2020-11-27 14:45Sinharaja NP--Rainforest Ecolodge3
2020-11-12 06:19Thangamale Sanctuary1
2020-11-19 08:00Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
2020-11-05 09:46Chitwan National Park - Tikauli Jungle2
2020-11-17 14:38Chitwan National Park - Gaida Lodge4
2020-11-17 08:00Chitwan National Park - General20
2020-11-15 06:30Satkosia Tiger Reserve
2020-11-28 13:14Chandaka Reserve Forest, Bhubaneswar, Odisha1
2020-11-22 09:32Mundali2
2020-11-22 07:48Naraj2
2020-11-24 07:52Ekamra Kanan, Bhubaneshwar2
2020-11-05 06:54Dhauligiri3
2020-11-13 07:40Sitakund4
2020-11-07 12:44Koshi Barrage2
2020-11-08 07:02Garpanchkot4
2020-11-07 07:57Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve4
2020-11-12 07:00North Odisha University2
2020-10-31 07:44Koshi Bird Observatory2
2020-11-06 08:12Dharan Forest2
2020-11-01 06:31Andal Old Aerofield PAB1
2020-10-30 15:15Kankabati PM1
2020-11-23 15:15Bandhi PM1
2020-11-08 07:05Adina Deer Park4
2020-11-08 06:00Chumarigacha4
2020-11-01 07:05Bazarsau Railway Station adjacant area2
2020-11-26 07:40Gouripur Beel2
2020-11-26Gorabajar2
2020-11-02 12:40Rawtara Oxbow lake2
2020-11-12 07:00Land for Tata Project, Singur1
2020-11-20 07:50Bata Club4
2020-11-28 07:51Diara1
2020-11-18 10:30Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary PUB5
2020-11-28 06:45Boshipota3
2020-11-22 07:06Baidyabati DVC Canal1
2020-11-15 13:55Frazergunj1
2020-11-07 06:30Mankundu1
2020-11-19 07:19Chetla Forest2
2020-11-11 06:20Maidan1
2020-11-25 07:39Jawhar Kunj, Barrackpore
2020-11-12 07:59Tollygunge Club1
2020-11-28 07:00Rabindra Sarovar (including Lion's Safari Park)
2020-11-15 19:34Bortibeel3
2020-11-11 07:22Shyamkhola Birding Place1
2020-11-10 06:32Sahapur2
2020-11-10 07:35Baruipur Marshes2
2020-11-23 14:50Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary (CKBS)1
2020-11-14 07:35Central Park (Banabitan), Kolkata2
2020-11-20 07:00New Barrackpur, Kolkata1
2020-11-28 12:00Kulia Jhill1
2020-11-03 06:48Barbaria Beel & Adjacent Area2
2020-11-16 06:00Teesta riverbed JG2
2020-11-22 09:00Rajarhat Wetlands Proposed Silicon Valley Land2
2020-11-25 07:00Rajarhat Wetlands I3
2020-11-25 06:14Nandagarh, Barasat1
2020-11-08 15:29Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata2
2020-11-27 08:10Rajshahi University Campus (Rajshahi)5
2020-11-28 06:04Jaguli grassland3
2020-11-24 22:35Padma River & Chars (Rajshahi)2
2020-11-22 07:48Hijuli Forest4
2020-11-22 10:16Khisma Forest, Nadia6
2020-11-20 06:57Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary, Parmadan2
2020-11-13 06:39Binnaguri Cantonment JG1
2020-11-25 06:51Buxa Tiger Reserve--Rajabhatkhawa AD1
2020-11-03 07:00Sundarbans--Kotka2
2020-11-28 07:38Jahangirnagar University (Dhaka)2
2020-11-28 06:48New Vision Eco City (Dhaka)1
2020-11-27 07:59National Botanical Garden - Dhaka4
2020-11-07 07:20Diabari (Dhaka)1
2020-11-04 06:16Chandrima (Zia) Udyan (Dhaka)2
2020-11-03 07:05Ramna Park (Dhaka)2
2020-11-27 13:56Arakul (Dhaka)1
2020-11-18 15:18Purbachal - Turag River (Dhaka)1
2020-11-22 08:40Dora Beel (Wetland)4
2020-11-07 21:00Satchori NP4
2020-11-27 11:35Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-12 15:40Gauhati University Campus1
2020-11-07 07:39Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Guwahati3
2020-11-13 06:20Lawachara NP2
2020-11-01 07:03Pobitora WLS1
2020-11-06 07:09Chittagong University Botanical Garden (Chittagong)2
2020-11-12 08:00Orang National Park2
2020-11-25 05:38Hospital Tezpur, Assam1
2020-11-22 15:35Lake Brahmputra near Kolia Bhomora Setu Bridge1
2020-11-21 06:44Assam University Wetland and Residential1
2020-11-06 05:22Kaziranga NP--Burapahar Nahrubasti1
2020-11-06 14:32Kaziranga NP--Kohora Range4
2020-11-01 06:15Kalatang1
2020-11-20 06:20Bor Sola Beel (Wetland)4
2020-11-25 13:30Missamari Beel1
2020-11-08 06:56Gibon Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-11-18Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
2020-11-08 08:54Hongbenghe (洪崩河)1
2020-11-23 07:59Pa Sak Ngam forest--Hwy. 40313
2020-11-19 15:24Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters vicinity1
2020-11-21 07:18Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary--Km.11/"Woodpeckers Kingdom" vicinity3
2020-11-22 07:26Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary (general area)11
2020-11-07 15:28River Kwai Park & Resort1
2020-11-19 14:03Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary--Km.7/Shrine vicinity1
2020-11-26 19:13Huai Thak Forestry Research and Training Station1
2020-11-28 06:04Kaeng Krachan NP--Baan Maka Nature Lodge1
2020-11-21 07:17Kratie--sur le Mékong et environs3
2020-11-21 12:00Kratie--boat trip3
2020-10-31 16:29Yok Don National Park1