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Shrike, Red-backed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Lanius collurio
Africa, Albania, Angola, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Isles, Bulgaria, Burundi, Central Africa, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong Read more
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In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 6,300,000-13,000,000 breeding pairs, equating to 18,900,000-39,000,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 38,600,000-156,000,000 ...
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This 16–18 cm (approx. 6.3–7.1 inches) long migratory bird eats large insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder." This practice has earned it the nickname of "butcher bird." ...
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