A striking red-and-black boubou with a white wing bar.
Unmistakable within its range.
Acacia thickets and scrub in arid and semi-arid savanna.
Usually in pairs.
Forages mainly on tree trunks and on the ground for invertebrates; also eats small fruit.
Monogamous and territorial. The nest is a cup built mainly with strips of Acacia bark. Two to three eggs are laid August to April.