Orange-breasted Bushshrike

Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus

This bright yellow bird is one of 6 species of green bush-shrikes in southern Africa. It is much smaller than the grey-headed bush-shrike and prefers acacia savanna and riverine forest. Its yellow forehead and supercilium are diagnostic.

We first recorded this species in September 2010 while on a bush walk with Joseph Gumede in Ndumo Game Reserve. My best sighting and photogoraphs came from a trip to Mabula Game Reserve in January 2015.


Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (juvenile) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (juvenile) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bushshrike / Kololo Game Reserve, Vaalwater, South Africa / 25 September 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike / Bonamanzi Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 22 March 2014 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike / Waterberg, South Africa / 05 November 2011 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (adult) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 07 January 2015 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike / Mabusa National Park, South Africa / 25 August 2012 Orange-breasted Bush-shrike / Rinkhals Street, Seringveld Conservancy, South Africa / 19 April 2014
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