Black-naped orioles at Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

on 1st September 2022

Black-naped oriole, Oriolus chinensis , is a frequent visitor (or permanent inhabitant) of the raintrees in the Methodist College Kuala Lumpur compound. The raintrees also host many oriental magpie robins and the occasional elusive kingfisher (yet unidentified), and also a spot for Asian koels to converge occasionally. The pictures below were taken by phone cameras.

Image 1. Black-naped oriole (Oriolus chinensis) perched on a raintree.


Image 2. The oriole looking at its surroundings.


Image 3. Oriole still on a high branch and scanning the surroundings below it.
Image 4. Oriole cocked its head to one side, probably listening to the sounds around it.


Watch this video shorts to hear the sounds that this particular oriole was listening to.

Orioles are known to imitate the calls of other birds.


Photo and video credits to Vaneezha Muniandi.


Post sent by Ng Di Lin

Lecturer, American Degree Transfer Program 

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur

Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur



  1. Black-naped oriole call
  2. Different sounds and calls of Black-naped orioles


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