The composition is excellent with the road coming in from the left and the cyclists from the right, gives a nice sense of scale and perspective. Not sure about the black strip across the bottom though, was that just an accident? Maybe try and crop that out, see if it looks better?
It's actually a South American bird, the Scarlet Ibis. I guess you were in Capetown and went to the World Of Birds aviary like I did when I photographed one of these . Well done on capturing the colour so well. They're so bright they really play havoc with the camera's exposure settings!