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Black-headed Oriole
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Information
Range Sub-Saharan Africa from South South Sudan and Ethiopia in the north to South Africa in the south.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Oriolidae
Genus Oriolus
Species Oriolus larvatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Black-headed oriole (Oriolus larvatus), is a species of Old World oriole. It has a very striking appearance with a bright yellow body, contrasting black head and flesh-colored beak.

It breeds in much of Sub-Saharan Africa from South 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.

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