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Old Saturday 13th October 2018, 21:11   #1
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Shrikes Pakistan

To me the first 3 are Isabelline Shrikes of a sort...the strong buff would rule out Turkestan Shrike although the white eye stripe looks strong?

Taken over the last 7 days in Sindh.
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Old Saturday 13th October 2018, 21:16   #2
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Another Shrike

Taken in Multan over the last week. Photographer thinks it is Brown but I believe the brown-ness is because of the poor conditions and the beak does not look heavy enough.
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 13:25   #3
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Re the top bird, it looks a little like a bird seen in the UAE recently, thought to be a Turkestan x Red-backed - see images 1-4. See also Lars Svensson's comments on this bird:

https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-Ps3Qf/i-k5QTDwm

I think Peter Arras posted it here too.

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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 13:30   #4
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Re the second bird, I'm pretty sure it's not a Brown Shrike. Apart from the bill, it's too small-headed, long-winged and short-tailed. Brown Shrikes also have a tail which narrows or tapers towards the tip. I'd like to see a frontal view as well as a rear one, but I suspect it's a 1st-winter Turkestan Shrike.
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