July 24, 2015 – Bokmakierie or Bokmakierie Bushshrike (Telophorus zeylonus)

These bushshrikes are found in open habitats of Southern Africa, in parts of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. They eat insects, small reptiles and birds, and frogs. Both parents build the nest from twigs and roots in a bush or tree fork. Males incubate the eggs during the day and females incubate them at night. Both feed the chicks. Their name comes from their call, which they often perform in a duet.

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