Western Black-headed Oriole

The Western Black-headed Oriole is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Western Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus brachyrhynchus) is a species of bird in the Oriolidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Oriolus brachyrhynchus. More

Western Black-headed Orioles, have very varied and extensive repertoires, and another in that group, the Sao Tome Oriole, also exhibits much variation. Three species in this group, the Mountain, Eastern Black-headed and Black-winged Orioles, may extend their calls into a duetting sequence between male and female. Similarly, the Eurasian Golden Oriole will perform a quiet antiphonal duet, and in New Guinea the Brown Oriole also duets, but the latter’s performance is poorly synchronized. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Oriolidae
Genus : Oriolus
Species : brachyrhynchus
Authority : Swainson, 1837