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Shrike, Brown
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Lanius cristatus
Africa, Alaska, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Isles, Brunei, California, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, East Africa, England, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, India, IndoChina, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle East, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North America, Northern Ireland, Norway, Nova Scotia Read more
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The global population has not been quantified, though national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs, c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.50-1,000 wintering individuals in China; > c.10,000 individuals on migration and < c.10,000 wintering individuals ...
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The Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. It is closely related to the Red-backed Shrike (L. collurio) and Isabelline Shrike (L. isabellinus). Like most other shrikes, it has a distinctive black "bandit-mask" through the eye. and is found mainly in open scrub habitats, where it perches on the tops of thorny bushes in search of prey. Several populations of this widespread species form distinctive subspecies which breed in temperate Asia and migrate to their winter quarters in tropical Asia. They are sometimes found as vagrants in Europe and North America. ...
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