striking head pattern; black-and-white body, tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Grey-crested Helmetshrike
Prionops poliolophus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: helmetshrikes derive their name from the crests displayed by several species; these species (of which there are several in Africa) generally resemble shrikes, which accounts for their common name; the Grey-crested Helmetshrike, with its grey head, yellow eye-ring, and bold black-and-white plumage, is particulary beautiful; no sexual dimorphism.