no sexual dimorphism; grey head; yellow iris (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Grey-headed Bushshrike
Malaconotus blanchoti

Native Range: Africa

Notes: bushshrikes and their allies get their name from the fact that they prefer brushy or bushy habitats and resemble shrikes (Laniidae) in overall morphology (including stocky medium-sized bodies and strongly hooked bills); some malaconotid species, including the Grey-headed Bushshrike, have strikingly beautiful plumages.

bright yellow lower breast and belly (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

stocky body with long squared-off tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

often remains hidden in brush and low trees (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

olive green wings, upperparts; pale wingbars (South Africa; 2007-06-30)