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Photo © by the_kenyanbirder
Shimba Hills National Park, Kenya, August 2019
Oriolus chlorocephalus


21·5–24 cm

  • Olive-green head, neck and breast
  • Yellow underparts continuous with hind collar


East and Southern Africa:
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Zimbabwe



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • O. c. amani:
  • O. c. chlorocephalus:
  • O. c. speculifer :


Coastal and hill forests.



Their diet consists mostly of fruit and large seeds. They supplement this with insects abd karva.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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