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Alternative name: Rufous-backed Shrike

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

Identification

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

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. erythronotus
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, India, February-2017

Taxonomy

Subspecies

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:

Habitat

Scrubby bushland

Behaviour

Diet

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

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

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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