The White-Rumped Helmet-Shrike (Eurocephalus rueppellii) is a bird from east Africa.
The White-Rumped Helmet-Shrike has a white crown, a dusty-brown back, wings, and tail, and a white rump. It has a black shrike eye mask and dark ear muffs. It has a black beak with bristles. Its underparts are white.
It grows to 23 centimetres (9 inches) tall.
It likes open savannahs with scattered trees, where it lives in groups of 3-12 individuals.
It feeds on grasshoppers, caterpillars, and beetles.
The White-Rumped Helmet-Shrike builds a nest of grass tied together with spider webs. Females lay 3-4 eggs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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