Scientific Name: Lanius cristatus Common Name: Brown Shrike
Identifying Features: black mask through eyes, white underparts, brown upper-parts, reddish tail
- The brown shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that they have high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to the same locations each winter.
- Found mainly in open scrub habitats, where it perches on the tops of thorny bushes in search of prey.
This image was clicked by Tom Benson – via Flickr.
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