The African Black-Headed Oriole (Oriolus larvatus) is a small bird found in Africa. The sub-species, Oriolus larvatus rolletiis found in central Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
The African Black-Headed Oriole has a bright yellow body, black head, black throat, pink beak and grey legs. It has white markings on its olive-coloured wings. It has a short tail that is olive above and yellow below. It has red eyes.
It grows to about 20 centimetres (8 inches) tall.
The African Black-Headed Oriole inhabits dry and tropical forests, woodlands, and dense shrublands. It is arboreal, living in trees – mostly acacia trees. It is a shy bird and likes high foliage trees.
It feeds on small fruit as well as large insects. The young are fed mostly with caterpillars.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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