Black-headed Oriole

Oriolus larvatus - Loriot masqué

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Oriolidés

  • Genus
    :

    Oriolus

  • Species
    :

    larvatus

Descriptor

Lichtenstein, MHK, 1823

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 22 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 59 à 72 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus larvatus) is a species of bird in the Oriolidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Oriolus larvatus rolleti (s Sudan and s Ethiopia to e DRCongo and c Kenya)
  • Oriolus larvatus reichenowi (Somalia to e Tanzania)
  • Oriolus larvatus angolensis (Angola and Namibia to w Tanzania and n Mozambique)
  • Oriolus larvatus tibicen (coastal s Tanzania to coastal s Mozambique)
  • Oriolus larvatus larvatus (s Zimbabwe to inland s Mozambique and e South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Loriot masqué,
  • Oropéndola enmascarada,
  • Papa-figos-de-cabeça-preta,
  • Maskenpirol,
  • feketefejű sárgarigó,
  • Maskerwielewaal,
  • Oriolo testanera,
  • Östlig svarthuvudgylling,
  • Savannepirol,
  • vlha čiernohlavá,
  • žluva škrabošková,
  • Østafrikansk Hættepirol,
  • akaasiakuhankeittäjä,
  • Swartkopwielewaal,
  • oriol capnegre oriental,
  • wilga czarnogłowa,
  • Масковая иволга,
  • ズキンコウライウグイス,
  • 东非黑头黄鹂,
  • 東非黑頭黃鸝,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha)

Geographic range

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