A highly distinctive and clearly delineated band arcs across his chest forming a stunning multi-hued necklace

The bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus) is a bushshrike species.

Adult birds measure 22-23 cm in length and have olive-green upper parts with a brilliant yellow tip to their black tail.

A highly distinctive and clearly delineated band arcs across his chest forming a stunning multi-hued necklace

The powerful bill has a hooked upper mandible and a gray head with a yellow super cilium.

The underparts are brilliant yellow with a thick black collar that runs from the throat to the breast and up the neck sides to the bill.

Moreover, the legs and feet are blue gray in color.

There are four subspecies, which vary mostly in color, shade, and size.

This African bird may be found in south-western Angola, Namibia, southern Botswana, and across South Africa.

So, the bokmakierie is a year-round breeding bird.

A highly distinctive and clearly delineated band arcs across his chest forming a stunning multi-hued necklace

This species is classified as ubiquitous and has a very vast breeding area.

In the absence of evidence of decreases or significant threats, the population is said to remain stable.

Both sexes construct a cup-shaped nest of tiny twigs, leaves, roots, tendrils, grass, and bark, which is normally hidden by dense vegetation.

Therefore, the female produces 2-6 greenish-blue eggs with red-brown or lilac spots.

A highly distinctive and clearly delineated band arcs across his chest forming a stunning multi-hued necklace

Which are incubated for 14-19 days by both sexes.

Both parents feed the chicks, and they fledge 15-21 days after emerging.

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