black-and-white paterned plumage; red iris (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Black-backed Puffback
Dryoscopus cubla

Native Range: Africa

Notes: puffbacks are arboreal bushshrikes that resemble small boubous; they are so-called because males have a grey or white rump which can be puffed out enormously during courtship displays.

strongly hooked bill-tip; black crown; light below (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

white wingbars and wingstripes (South Africa; 2007-06-30)