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Black Naped Oriole (Male)

Oriolus chinensis


Bright golden-yellow plumage; black mask through eyes meeting at nape; wings and tail black and yellow; bill pink; feet grey; eyes red.


Black-naped Orioles rarely descend to the ground. They forage high in trees and usually say within the canopy. Nevertheless, they are not birds of the deep forest. Originally from coastal woodlands and mangroves, they have adapted to cultivated areas and parks and gardens.


Found a pair of these birds today outside my house high up in a tree chirping away.

No species ID suggestions


SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Hi Darwin Thank you for the comment, this is there normal colours, the males are brighter yellow than the females and juveniles. I have a picture of juvenile I took the other day here:

Darwin26 6 years ago

i suspect these are Breeding colors ! or are they just this plain all the time?

thank you for sharing,

Singapore, Singapore

Lat: 1.35, Long: 103.78

Spotted on Nov 10, 2011
Submitted on Nov 10, 2011

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