Olive Bushshrike

Chlorophoneus olivaceus (near-endemic)

This near-endemic, forest bushshrike comes in two colour forms, and is a common resident of evergreen and riverine forests on the east coast of South Africa.

I was lucky enough to see both the ruddy and the olive morph of this species in September 2010 while visiting ocean view on the south coast of KwaZulu Natal. Unfortunately I was only able to get a record photograph of the ruddy male.


Olive Bsuh-shrike / The Cavern, Drakernberg, South Africa / 08 September 2016 Olive Bushshrike (orange morph) / Umdoni Forest, KZN, South Africa / 12 April 2015 Olive Bsuh-shrike / The Cavern, Drakernberg, South Africa / 08 September 2016 Olive Bushshrike / Karkloof Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / April 2017 Olive Bush-shrike (Olivaceus) / Ocean View, South Africa / 25 September 2010 Olive Bush-shrike / Forest Creek Lodge, Mpumalanga, South Africa / 14 August 2015 Olive Bushshrike / Umngazi River Bungalows, South Africa / 11 Sept 2013 Olive Bush-shrike / Forest Creek Lodge, Mpumalanga, South Africa / 14 August 2015
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