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BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE

Oriolus chinensis


Range:
South Asia, South India and the Western Ghats

The Black-naped Oriole lives, eats and breeds high in the canopy of a tree. These birds rarely descend to the forest floor. Males have a bright yellow head and neck with black wings and belly. The Black-naped Oriole gets its name from the black “bandit’s mask” type marking around its eyes. Females are similar in coloring but their yellow feathers are greener and less bright than their male counterpart’s. These birds tend to forage around the tree tops in pairs. The Black-naped Oriole is also known for being aggressive and sometimes raiding the nests of other birds for food.





Habitat: Forests, coastal woodlands and mangroves
Diet: Insects and fruit
Status: Least concern
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 10 inches
Lifespan:  
Reproduction & Offspring: 2-3 eggs laid at a time. 14 day incubation period.

 

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