The Black-hooded Oriole is a very common bird in Sri Lanka, occuring in all climate zones, even in the hillcountry up to 2000m. It is a typical bird of open woodland and cultivation areas. The Black-hooded Oriole is a resident breeder all over Asia's tropical regions. As it is by no means shy, it can be spotted in urbon areas quite often, too. The Black-hooded Oriole feeds on various insects, caterpillars in particular, but also on figs of various trees.
The breeding season lasts from October to May. The nest is built between two twigs of a fork among foliage; it is comparatively deep, and rather small for the size of the bird. The nest contains two eggs. By the way: eggs of the Indian Cuckoo are likely to be deposited in nests of Black-hooded Orioles.