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Old Tuesday 27th November 2012, 20:53   #1
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Shrike sp, Miyakejima, Japan.

Observed on Miyakejima island, from the parking area for the Nature Center at Tairo-ike on November 17, 2012.

Unfortunately it is a somewhat obscured photo, but the cap did not appear to be rufous (or at least not strongly rufous). Do brown shrike occur on Miyakejima?


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it is a Bull-headed Shrike.
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Old Wednesday 28th November 2012, 08:18   #3
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I agree with Smiths, despite it being a rather odd looking bird (in the image anyway) with no obvious rufous tones to the cap, the white base to the primaries is a good pointer.
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