The Greater blue-eared starling or Greater blue-eared glossy-starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus) is a bird that breeds from Senegal east to Ethiopia, Africa. and south through eastern Africa to northeastern South Africa and Angola.
Lichen Katydid (Markia Hystrix) by Reza Hashemizadeh, projectnoal: Amazing camouflage! Not a mushroom or fungus, or lichen but I thought you would enjoy this little guy. - I thought it was a piece of a tumble weed.