African Black-headed Oriole Loriot masqué Maskenpirol Östlig svarthuvudgylling Oriolo testanera
World: Africa widespread S of 5°S except in the dry south west. In the North it extends through East Africa to southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Kenya: Almost totally absent from the arid northern part of Kenya but common elsewhere.
The most common of Kenya's dark-headed Orioles, it inhabits acacia and other types of open woodland as well as being seen in mangroves and forest. In areas where either the Western Black-headed Oriole or the Montane Oriole is also present the Black-headed is restricted to the forest edge.