Meercats
Meercats
Self Drive in Kgalagadi Bush
Self Drive in Kgalagadi Bush
Taking Over from the Pride
Taking Over from the Pride
Island in the Delta
Island in the Delta

Orange-Breasted Bush - Shrike

Orange-Breasted Bush - Shrike

Description

This is a dramatically beautiful bird, with a yellow forehead and eyebrow, grey head and face. The under parts are pale yellow with a faint tinge of orange. It is a common resident, shy and unobtrusive.

Voice

The call is repetitive with various fast phrases such as kew-tee-tee-tee-tee and what-to-to-doo. Its call is very common along the Limpopo River.

Behaviour and habitat

The bird lives in dense Acacia woodland and broad-leaved woodland such as miombo. Its food is insectivorous with most insects gleaned from the upper canopy.

Its’ nest is a shallow bowl of twigs placed in a thorn tree.