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Grey-backed Shrike

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Photo by shrikezhangLhasa, Tibet, June 2008
Photo by shrikezhang
Lhasa, Tibet, June 2008
Lanius tephronotus


[edit] Identification

21–23 cm; a small long-tailed shrike

  • Black facial mask through lores and eye

[edit] Distribution

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • L. t. tephronotus:
  • L. t. lahulensis:
  • Northern Kashmir to Ladakh and adjacent western Tibet

[edit] Habitat

Evergreen and broad-leaved forest; also open areas and forest edges

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of insects, such as crickets, grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars and small invertebrates like lizards.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)

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