We have many interesting and striking birds visit our garden, but perhaps the most striking of them all is a recent arrival on our compound. This bird – the Black-Headed Gonolek is about the size of a UK blackbird but with the most vivid red breast. There are a pair of birds here and other than their striking plumage they are extremely vocal with an array of calls.


3 responses to “Gonolek

  1. looks a lot like the crimson-breasted shrike..in fact while typing I checked and the crimson-breasted shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) equals the crimson-breasted gonolek, (‘gonolek’ – supposedly imitative of its call). Yours looks a little different to above and very similar. I have learned a few new things in one…thanks.

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