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Shrike, Great Grey
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Lanius excubitor
Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Columbia, British Isles, Bulgaria, California, Canada, China, Colorado, Connecticut, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Delaware, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho Read more
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Rich et al. (2004) estimated the global population to number 1,000,000 individuals. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 250,000-400,000 breeding pairs, equating to 750,000-1,200,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 5-24% of the global range, so a very pre ...
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The Great Grey Shrike, Northern Grey Shrike, or Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae). It forms a superspecies with its parapatric southern relatives, the Southern Grey Shrike (L. meridionalis), the Chinese Grey Shrike (L. sphenocerus) and the Loggerhead Shrike (L. ludovicianus). Within the Great Grey Shrike species itself, there are nine subspecies. Males and females are similar in plumage, pearly grey above with a black eye-mask and white underparts. ...
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