Black-hooded oriole


The Black-hooded Oriole (Scientific name: Oriolus xanthornus) that hoodwinked me into thinking it was a yellow leaf. This bird is a member of the oriole family of passerine birds and is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. It is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. The nest is built in a tree, and contains two eggs. Its food is insects and fruit, especially figs, found in the tree canopies where they spend much of their time.
Clicked at Trivandrum in Sept/2014.

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