Sunday, March 30, 2014

Black-headed Oriole

Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
Dilla, Ethiopia
20 January 2014

    This species frequents dry forest, especially acacia and broadleaf woodlands, and dense shrubby areas. Despite its striking colour it is more often seen than heard, camouflaging well in the foliage where it gleans insects and their larvae. This single bird represented the only reasonable photographic opportunity we had, but it did not perch for long and one had to be content with a few quick shots.


  1. Beautiful bird in brilliant colors !

  2. Ma fajne kolory. Kojarzy mi się z naszą wilgą:)

  3. Super images, David. I love the way the colours of the bush 'reflect' the colours of the bird!

  4. Beautiful and bright yellow color is this bird.
    It seemed amazing to see with their own eyes. These birds
    What will you enjoyed!