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Long-tailed Shrike

From Opus

Alternative name: Rufous-backed Shrike

Photo © by the late  Laurence PohKanthan, Perak, Malaysia, 2000
Photo © by the late Laurence Poh
Kanthan, Perak, Malaysia, 2000
Lanius schach

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[edit] Identification

  • Grey head and mantle
  • Black mask
  • White underparts
  • Rufous flanks
  • Bill and legs are blackish

[edit] Distribution

From north-eastern Iran over Pakistan, India, the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Burma and Indochina to Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Also in south and east China, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Subspecies L. s. erythronotusPhoto © by Alok TewariGurgaon Rural, India, February-2017
Subspecies L. s. erythronotus
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, India, February-2017

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Juvenile, subspecies L. s. erythronotusPhoto © by Alok TewariKeoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, December-2018
Juvenile, subspecies L. s. erythronotus
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, December-2018

There are 9 subspecies[1]:

  • L. s. erythronotus:
  • L. s. longicaudatus:
  • L. s. nasutus:
  • L. s. suluensis:
  • Sulu Archipelago
  • L. s. stresemanni:

[edit] Habitat

Scrubby bushland

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Diet includes lizards, large insects, small birds and rodents.

Dark Morph (Dusky Shrike) Photo © by NeilHong Kong, China, September 2006
Dark Morph (Dusky Shrike)
Photo © by Neil
Hong Kong, China, September 2006

[edit] References

  1. 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/
  2. Wikipedia

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