Oriolus larvatus   Black-headed Oriole  Swartkopwielewaal
Swartkopwielewaal
Swebeswebe Private NR, Sep 2020

A breeding resident. Common and widespread across the Waterberg, less frequent in the surrounding thorn savanna (63% in, 37% out; recorded in 95% of the Waterberg pentads); occurs in any woodland but favours areas with tall trees; occurs singly or in pairs, sometimes in groups which are attracted to a prolifically-fruiting tree (e.g. a fig) or a flowering nectar-rich tree (e.g. Schotia); mostly detected by hearing its liquid call. Breeds in summer.
Black-headed Oriole
Modimolle, Aug 2017

Black-headed Oriole Waterberg distribution
Swartkopwielewaal
Modimolle, Jul 2020
Onvolwasse voël
Black-headed Oriole nest
Modimolle, Oct 2010

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