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
2021-07-03 18:09Sanjay Gandhi NP--Shilondha Trail1
2021-06-27 08:31Sanjay Gandhi NP--Tulsi lake Rd1
2021-06-27 08:45Nagla trail, Sanjay Gandhi NP1
2021-07-01 07:40Sanjay Gandhi NP--Tikujiniwadi1
2021-07-05 07:10Gandhari Forest Land2
2021-07-06 09:01Samadhan Pawar Birding Spot1
2021-07-24 07:46Karnala Bird Sanctuary2
2021-07-04 08:00Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-07-18 07:00Jambughoda WLS2
2021-07-24 14:02Varshavan Nature Villa (Restricted access)2
2021-07-08 07:45Palu Village, Murbad4
2021-07-04 15:13Ratanmahal WLS--Kanjeta2
2021-07-05 07:07Beira Mar Hotel, Baga1
2021-07-03 07:30Carambolim- Dhado Wetland Complex- IBA1
2021-07-04 07:48Outside Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-07-21 09:45Hartuga1
2021-07-03 07:30Kelaginakeri Wetlands and Paddyfields2
2021-07-09 07:15Kota, Anantawadi village1
2021-07-25 08:01Pandeshwara, Sasthana1
2021-07-06 14:36Barkur Wetlands1
2021-07-04 08:02Barkur Wetlands -- Bobbarya Temple1
2021-07-26 16:10Hosala, Barkur.2
2021-07-20 13:32Bhandarkeri Matha, Barkur1
2021-07-26 15:29Manipal--End Point2
2021-07-07 08:03Manchi Road1
2021-07-03 07:17Herga2
2021-06-27 17:20Herga Temple Road, Herga1
2021-07-09 17:04Eshwar Nagar, Manipal1
2021-07-25 16:37Golikatte1
2021-06-29 08:57Badagabettu1
2021-07-11 09:50Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side1
2021-07-11 08:30Manjalpaade, Mangalore2
2021-07-17 15:00Kudremukha NP--Bhagavathi Nature Camp1
2021-07-14 17:16Vilakkumadam,Karichery1
2021-07-01 17:15Ravaneshwaram Vayal2
2021-07-23 08:11Peralathvayal1
2021-07-11 15:00Kudremukha National Park1
2021-07-07 16:20Chemmattamvayal1
2021-07-24 17:00Kuniyan Wetland-Main2
2021-07-10 13:07Suvarnavana (Tree park), Narasimharajapura2
2021-07-25 08:01Ariyitupara - Pothamkandam3
2021-07-24 06:00Madayi Para2
2021-07-04 09:49Cheruthazham Vayal1
2021-07-02 16:01Kammadathukavu1
2021-07-01 07:13Ezhome1
2021-07-01 07:10Simbalbara National Park2
2021-06-28 05:50Karippal para1
2021-07-26 06:35Kattampally1
2021-07-10 10:16Gundya Nature Camp2
2021-07-25 08:40Porora2
2021-06-28 11:15Kannur Forest Division--Narikkodu2
2021-07-23 16:14Sal Patch near WII, Dehradun1
2021-07-14 16:30Wildlife Institute of India Campus2
2021-06-29 14:59Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus2
2021-07-24 07:00Indian Institute of Petroleum4
2021-07-26 06:30Haiderpur Wetlands and Bijnor Barrage1
2021-07-11 10:59Malabar WLS--Kakkayam Dormitory to Urakkuzhi/Dam site1
2021-06-27 09:55Kadakkattu Para1
2021-07-08 16:25Govt. College Kodanchery2
2021-07-15 04:18Gujjar Basti Mazar Trail1
2021-07-11 10:00Kuvakkunnu2
2021-07-06 06:09Maluaa1
2021-07-26 07:00Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad1
2021-07-21 07:00Kole Wetlands--Enamavu2
2021-07-17 18:18Thrissur Government Medical College2
2021-07-16 17:13Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS)2
2021-07-24 11:48Wadakanchery Railway Station1
2021-07-22 11:05Karkkidamkunnu2
2021-07-11 18:44Rajah Company --Arattupuzha Temple Rd1
2021-07-15 08:59College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences2
2021-07-17 07:30North Paravur--Santhivanam1
2021-07-12 16:00Irumpuzhikkara2
2021-07-15 09:23Nightjar Valley (Road Side)1
2021-07-16 16:08Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore1
2021-07-24 18:16Macfast College, Thiruvalla2
2021-07-04 07:00Vellanathuruthu2
2021-07-26 14:30Amaramkavu Vanadurga Temple--Thodupuzha2
2021-07-14 06:14Chengannur Railway Station, Platform 31
2021-07-21 07:05madan nada wayal Mynagappally (കുരുമ്പോലിൽ വയൽ )4
2021-07-18 06:22Karingali Puncha, Pandalam4
2021-07-05 10:46Kattadikunnu2
2021-07-09 05:371st HB to Loam's View2
2021-07-19 06:45Cauvery WLS--Galibore1
2021-07-11 06:30Doddibetta Peak, Near Bannerghatta Forest1
2021-07-21 14:40Indian Veterinary Research Institute Bareilly1
2021-07-10 14:43Pench Tiger Reserve--saleghat1
2021-07-16 17:04Gorewada Lake, Nagpur1
2021-07-25 08:29Thekkanthottam on Palani Ghat Road ( Kodaikanal to Palani Road ), Palani Hills1
2021-07-10 11:00Varathamanathi Dam, Palani Hills2
2021-06-27 07:30Pench National Park--Chorbahuli Gate2
2021-07-25 07:30Uma Maheswaram1
2021-07-20 13:05Junona Gate2
2021-06-29 07:45Panna National Park1
2021-07-17 11:00Jyoti Kshetram
2021-07-18 09:00Narrai Reserve Forest2
2021-07-26 16:47Kopenala, Chaukitola1
2021-07-26 16:12Banjar River, Chaukitola3
2021-07-21 07:38Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge3
2021-07-05 15:11Kutwahi2
2021-07-15 16:40Kanha Kiskindha Resort2
2021-07-09 06:11Gove Nature Trail from inside Khatia Gate to back of Tuli Resort4
2021-06-30 08:45Kanha NP--Kisli Zone2
2021-07-25 07:15SV University, Tirupati1
2021-07-04 15:20Singinawa Jungle Lodge3
2021-07-02 07:00Camp Dev Vilas1
2021-06-29 05:54Kanha Tiger Reserve2
2021-07-21 18:17Kanha NP Outskirts--Mukki to Baihar1
2021-06-30 08:17Kanha NP--Kanha Zone1
2021-07-08 12:45Kanha Jungle Lodge2
2021-06-30 09:44Kanha NP--Mukki Zone2
2021-07-21 16:41Kanha Tiger Reserve--Mukki Gate1
2021-07-07 07:48Kanha NP Outskirts--Mukki to Bhaisanghat4
2021-06-27 06:38Madurapakkam Reserve Forest (மதுரபாக்கம் காப்பு காடு)1
2021-07-25 17:30Harish-Chandra Research Institute2
2021-07-09 16:34Kori Dam, Kota, Bilaspur1
2021-07-11 18:00Colombo Airport1
2021-07-14 07:00Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)2
2021-07-23Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanical Garden1
2021-07-01 11:13Baduraliya-Athweltota Forest1
2021-07-26 07:07Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary1
2021-06-27 08:17Konam Reservoir1
2021-07-02 09:11Ella Jungle Resort1
2021-07-18 10:00Chitwan National Park - Headquarters7
2021-07-07 12:48Chitwan National Park - Baghmara Buffer Zone2
2021-07-20 06:00Arjunpur Forest, Kalapathar1
2021-07-26 07:34Chitwan National Park - Sauraha3
2021-07-25 14:29Chitwan National Park - Sauraha Rapti River Dike3
2021-07-18 05:20Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra4
2021-07-25 17:33Bhagawan Birsa Biological Park4
2021-07-18 06:40Sitakund2
2021-07-23 05:31Kosi Bird Observatory2
2021-07-21 06:12North Odisha University3
2021-06-27 16:00Bandhi PM2
2021-07-23 06:38Garh Jungle PUB3
2021-06-27 09:44Deul Forest4
2021-07-25 15:30Bagnan_Rupnarayan River Front1
2021-07-25 09:29Barshul Ferry Ghat PUB1
2021-07-18 07:00Mohishrekha, Bagnan2
2021-07-17 06:55Land for Tata Project, Singur2
2021-07-04 07:40Bata Club3
2021-07-04 08:00Diara1
2021-07-03 05:55Joka Chotokachari1
2021-07-11 06:12Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose National Botanic Gardens5
2021-07-03 06:30Sarkarpool Wetlands3
2021-07-01 06:00Boshipota1
2021-07-19 06:00Baidyabati DVC Canal1
2021-07-10 08:45Harish Park1
2021-07-15 07:37Rabindra Sarovar (including Lion's Safari Park)2
2021-07-19 08:00Kasba1
2021-07-23 14:00Bagshara Village (Rajshahi)2
2021-07-08 10:30New Barrackpur, Kolkata2
2021-07-05 06:00Gorumara National Park JG2
2021-07-09 14:57Nalban Bheri1
2021-07-04 07:20Rajarhat Wetlands Proposed Silicon Valley Land1
2021-07-17 10:30Murti-WB (OBI)2
2021-07-10 15:00Eco park1
2021-07-25 07:09Rajshahi University Campus (Rajshahi)1
2021-07-09 06:12Rajarhat Wetlands I1
2021-07-16 05:19Nandagarh, Barasat2
2021-07-25 07:22Khisma Forest, Nadia11
2021-07-25 09:45Jaldapara NP_Jaldapara Tourist Lodge AD1
2021-07-17 06:02Jahangirnagar University (Dhaka)2
2021-07-18 15:53New Vision Eco City (Dhaka)1
2021-07-22 07:56Nuhash Polli & Surrounding Shal Forests (Dhaka)5
2021-07-09 09:01Aftab Nagar (Dhaka)1
2021-07-08 15:45Manas NP--Sewali to Teklai camp1
2021-07-03 07:40Dora Beel (Wetland)2
2021-07-13 05:38Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati1
2021-07-22 06:24Grassland near hospital, IIT Guwahati2
2021-07-24 07:20Garbhanga Reserve Forest3
2021-07-06 05:10Khanapara Veterinary College Campus2
2021-07-25 09:53Hospital Tezpur1
2021-07-21 16:25Assam University Wetland and Residential1
2021-06-27 07:42Kalatang1
2021-07-22 14:08Doi Wiang La Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters1
2021-07-19 08:53Mae Yuam Fang Khwa Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters vicinity1
2021-06-29 07:22Kaeng Krachan NP--Baan Maka Nature Lodge1
2021-06-27 09:00Nam Nao NP (general area)3