Orange-Breasted Bush - Shrike

Orange-Breasted Bush - Shrike


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.


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.