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Shrike, Long-tailed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Lanius schach
Afghanistan, Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Isles, Cambodia, China, Denmark, East Timor, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Europe, Global, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, IndoChina, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Melanesia, Middle East, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Papua New Guinea, Philippines Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to uncommon (Harris and Franklin 2,000), while national population sizes have been estimated at c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in China and c.100-100,000 breeding p ...
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The Long-tailed Shrike is a typical shrike, favouring dry open habitats and found perched prominently atop a bush or on a wire. The dark mask through the eye is broad and covers the forehead in most subspecies and the whole head is black in subspecies tricolor and nasutus. The tail is narrow and graduated with pale rufous on the outer feathers. Subspecies erythronotus has the grey of the mantle and upper back suffused with rufous while the southern Indian caniceps has pure grey.[ 2] A small amount of white is present at the base of the primaries. The Bay-backed Shrike is smaller and more contrastingly patterned and has a more prominent white patch on the wing. The sexes are alike in plumage.[ 3] ...
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