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Black-headed Oriole Another greedy visitor to my bird table! Black-headed Oriole,Geotagged,Oriolus larvatus,South Africa,Summer,birds Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. What a stunning bird, never seen it before! Quite a large beak it has. Promoted to homepage! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Lovely capture! Posted 7 years ago
  3. Very nice !!!!! Posted 7 years ago
  4. Too close, good one :) Posted 7 years ago

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The Black-headed Oriole is an African passerine.
It has a very striking appearance with a bright yellow body, contrasting black head and flesh-coloured beak.

It breeds in much of sub-Saharan Africa from 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.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jan 4, 2013. Captured Jan 4, 2013 12:38 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/395s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm