- Oriolus xanthornus
23–25 cm (9-9¾ in)
- Mostly yellow with black hood, wings and tail centre.
- Duller, underparts greenish, black hood.
- Similar to the female. However, they have dark streaking on the underparts, hood is not solid black, particularly on the throat.
There are 5 subspecies:
- O. x. xanthornus :
- O. x. maderaspatanus:
- Southern peninsular India
- O. x. andamanensis:
- On the Andaman Islands
- O. x. ceylonensis:
- O. x. tanakae:
- In coastal north-eastern Borneo and adjacent offshore islands
Light open forest, plantations, groves, gardens and public parks.
Usually seen high in the canopy.
The diet mostly of berries and fruit, especially figs, in addition to some nectar.
It nests in trees the clutch consists of 2 eggs. There may be more than one brood each year.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Black-hooded Oriole. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 September 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Black-hooded_Oriole