Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Black-headed orioles (Oriolus larvatus) can be found in farmyards with tall trees, gardens, parks, edges of evergreen forests, coastal forest and closed-canopy savannah woodland. Usually observed singly or in pairs, although will mix with other groups at flowering or fruiting trees.
Distribution: Central north-eastern Namibia including Rundu and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).
Diet: Eats dragonflies, honey-bees, Emperor moths, dry seeds and some fruits.
Description: Glossy black head and neck, olive-yellow rump and upper tail coverts. Upper breast glossy black, with bright yellow undertail. Larvatus equals 'masked'.
Breeding: A grassy nest lined with coarse hair is loosely placed between stems of a horizontal fork of a thin branch, often secured with spider web. 2 or 3 eggs are laid between September and December and incubated for around 15 days.
Size: 25cm. Weight: 65g.
3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari
3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area
3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour
4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing
12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima