bold black-and white plumage pattern; large bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Tropical Boubou
Lanarius aethiopicus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: African boubos are shrike-like birds (but not at all related to true shrikes, Laniidae) that are vocal but very secretive and retiring, preferring to remain hidden in shrubs and dense cover; this particular species shows no sexual dimorphism.