- Lanius vittatus
17â€“19 cm (6Â¾-7Â½)
- Chestnut-brown above
- Grey crown and nape
- Small white wing patch
- Black mask through the eye
- Pale rump
- White underparts
- Buff flanks
- Long, white-edged black tail
- Dark grey bill and legs
Juveniles paler versions of adults
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, and has recently been recorded from Sri Lanka(Citation needed).
This is a polytypic species, consisting of two subspecies:
- Pakistan (Indus Plains) to western Bengal and southern India (except for south-west)
Scrubby areas, open bushland, thorn forests and cultivation.
The diet includes lizards, large insects, small birds and rodents.
Three to five eggs are laid.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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