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Shrike. Lithuania (1 Viewer)


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This Shrike has been trapped today in Ventes Ragas ringing station (Lithuania).
Your opinions apreaciated.


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What a bird!!! Congratulations for lucky observers! B :)
Prorper rare bird for Europe! IOC has it split from excubitor so even better - New species for Lithuania? :)
Wow Marius, I hope you got a feather sample! It's a 1st-w Northern Shrike Lanius borealis and almost certainly ssp. sibiricus-some nice images for comparision https://birdsmongolia.blogspot.com/2014/11/more-sibiricus-northern-shrikes.html?m=1 note brown upperparts, pale lores along with reduced white to primary bases and tail.


Grahame, I've just posted that query (is it an E Palearctic bird?) on the rare Bird Information thread, and you've already answered it!:t::t::t:
Just an update. Lanius borealis approved by Lithuanian RC as a new species for Lithuania (according to IOC) after we received DNA confirmation from blood sample.
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