Crimson-breasted shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) or the crimson-breasted gonolek;
‘Gonolek’ where did that name come from ?? It is supposedly imitative of its call.
It is a southern African bird. —- and it is beautiful… with that red breast you can’t mistake it… continually hopping around on the ground in search of food….
This shrike is extremely nimble and restless, its penetrating whistles often being the first sign of its presence, by no means a shy species. So when this one hopped about on a railway sleeper construction my camera’s shutter went wild….