All three birds below were seen at Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Below is a male Golden -breasted Bunting. It is 15 cm long.
Differs from Cabanis's Bunting in having a white stripe below the eye, entirely yellow (not yellow-and-white) throat, chestnut (not greyish) mantle and a warmer, orange-yellow breast.
Female is duller, with a sooty-brown head.
Juvenile resembles female, but is duller, with a slightly streaked breast.
Voice: Song is a loud, whistled ‘weechee, weechee, weechee' or ‘sweet-cher, sweet-cher, sweet-cher'; also a nasal, buzzy ‘zzhrrrr'.
Common resident in woodland and moist savanna.
African Wattled Lapwing (Plover)
The largest African lapwing with a fairly large, yellow face wattle. At rest, appears mostly brown, with red, black and white forehead, streaked head and neck, blackish band across belly and white vent.
In flight, has white wing bar between brown inner coverts and blackish flight feathers; tail has broad, black subterminal band contrasting with white tail tip and rump.
I know these shots of the Magpie Shrike are in silhouette however I thought you might like to see them. It is 40–50 cm in length (incl. tail).
PLEASE look in tomorrow as I have a short video of something I have heard about however never thought I woud see and there it was in my garden!!
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