Orange-breasted Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus
(aka Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike, Telophorus sulfureopectus)
Orange-breasted Bush Shrike, Mole, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Mole National Park, Ghana
June 2011

The Orange-breasted Bush-shrike is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara except in deep forest and the arid and semi-arid south-west. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

It is found in a wide variety of wooded habitats where it feeds on insects working its way to the top of one tree before it glides down to the base of the canopy of the next tree.

It has a yellow forehead which extends over the black eye-mask. The crown and mantle are grey while the rest of the upperparts are moss-green. Underparts are yellow with an orange breast.

The song is a series of clear whistles varying in speed.

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