Crimson-Breasted Shrike

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Identification:

A striking red-and-black boubou with a white wing bar.
Unmistakable within its range.

Habitat:

Acacia thickets and scrub in arid and semi-arid savanna.

Behaviour:

Usually in pairs.

Diet:

Forages mainly on tree trunks and on the ground for invertebrates; also eats small fruit.

Breeding:

Monogamous and territorial. The nest is a cup built mainly with strips of Acacia bark. Two to three eggs are laid August to April.

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