Black-naped oriole

They are skilled mimics, capable of imitating various sounds from their surroundings

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A stunning avian species that captivates observers with its resplendent plumage and graceful demeanor. Its golden-yellow coloration, reminiscent of the sun’s warm glow, immediately catches the eye and adds a splash of brightness to any landscape. However, what truly sets this oriole apart is the striking black stripe that adorns its nape, extending gracefully to encircle its eyes like a mask, adding an air of mystery to its appearance.

This elegant bird is not confined to a single habitat but rather thrives in a diverse range of environments across Asia. From lush woodlands and verdant gardens to open forests and even urban areas, the Black-naped oriole can be found gracing diverse landscapes with its presence. Its adaptability to various habitats speaks to its resilience and ability to thrive in changing environments.

Despite its stunning appearance, the Black-naped oriole is not merely a sight to behold; it also plays a crucial role in its ecosystem. As a fruit consumer, it serves as an important agent of seed dispersal, helping to spread seeds far and wide and contributing to the regeneration of plant species within its habitat. Furthermore, its diet includes a diverse array of foods, ranging from juicy fruits to protein-rich insects and even sweet nectar. By consuming insects, the Black-naped oriole helps to control insect populations, playing a vital role in maintaining ecological balance.

During the breeding season, the Black-naped oriole’s melodious calls fill the air as it establishes territories and attracts mates. Its beautiful songs, characterized by rich, flute-like notes, add a delightful soundtrack to the natural world, enhancing the ambiance of its surroundings.

In addition to its ecological importance, the Black-naped oriole holds cultural significance in many Asian societies, where it is celebrated for its beauty and admired for its graceful presence. Its presence in literature, art, and folklore reflects the deep connection between humans and the natural world, highlighting the profound impact that these majestic birds have on human culture and imagination.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Bangladesh
2018
Cambodia
2018
China
2018
India
2018
Indonesia
2018
Japan
2018
Passage
Korea
2018
Breeding
Laos
2018
Malaysia
2018
Myanmar
2018
Nepal
2018
Vagrant
North Korea
2018
Breeding
Philippines
2018
Breeding
Russia
2018
Eastern Asian Russia
Singapore
2018
Breeding
Sri Lanka
2018
Vagrant
Taiwan
2018
Thailand
2018
UAE
2018
Vagrant
Vietnam
2018

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore / Frugivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No