The Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) occurs in large parts of southern Africa (South Africa, Nambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Angola). It can be identified quite easily by its strikingly read underparts combined with black upperparts. Both sexes share this colour patter, but a rare form, formerly believed to be a separate species, occurs in which the breast is yellow instead of crimson. Throughout its range the birds favour thornveld, semi-arid scrub, and dry rivercourses as habitats. They prey mostly on insects which they seek on trees and bushes, but also on the ground where they can be seen quite regularly to feed on ants (or fallen fruits). I have photographed this colourful species in the Etosha National Park in Namibia (February 2007).