Crimson-breasted Shrike

Laniarius atrococcineus

This red and back boubou is a near-endemic to southern Africa and is found in areas of arid savanna.

My first sighting of this stunning species was in July 2012 at Roodeplaat Nature Reserve near Pretoria. We have seen it many times and in many places since then, none better than in May 2013 in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (specifically at Mata Mata and the Kalahari Tented Camps).


Crimson-breasted Shrike / Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / November 2018 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / July 2019 Crimson-breasted-Shrike_Dinokeng-Game-Reserve,-South-Africa_02-August-2020 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 11 June 2014 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / July 2019 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / June 2014 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / July 2019 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / July 2019 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / November 2018 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Nxai Pan, Botswana Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Nxai Pan, Botswana Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Nxai Pan, Botswana Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Nxai Pan, Botswana Crimson-breasted Shrike / Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Crimson-breasted Shrike / Pilansberg Nature Reserve, South Africa
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