Black-hooded Oriole

Scientific Name: Oriolus xanthornus
Common Name: Black-hooded Oriole
Other Name: Benebou, Haldi pakhi, Turmeric bird, Asian black-headed oriole, 
Black-headed oriole, Indian black-headed oriole, Oriental black-headed oriole

Identifying Features: yellow body, black head, black wings, reddish tail, greyish legs

Fun Facts:

  • Lives in common contact with humans in rural and urban India.
  • It is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. Its food is insects and fruit, especially figs, found in the tree canopies where they spend much of their time


This image was clicked by Alastair Rae – via Flickr.

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