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Shrike, Great Grey or Southern Grey?

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Old Wednesday 28th November 2012, 14:04   #1
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Shrike, Great Grey or Southern Grey?

Can anyone help with this Shrike spotted in Tenerife
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Old Wednesday 28th November 2012, 14:36   #2
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Southern Colin, perhaps Lanius meridionalis koenigii
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Old Wednesday 28th November 2012, 14:39   #3
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Thank you Mark
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Hi there,

Koenigi is not really part of Lanius meridionalis, rather belong to North Africa Lanius elegans...

http://www.nrm.se/download/18.396afe...+excubitor.pdf

According to Boyd
http://jboyd.net/Taxo/List19.html#laniidae

Your bird should be therefore called DESERT SHRIKE in English

This classification is not yet adpoted by IOC which, however, states:
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Lanius excubitor complex requires serious revision [...] (Olsson et al 2009)
I hope it helps... more on "taxonomy" section of BF...

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