Brown Shrike

Scientific Name: Lanius cristatus
Common Name: Brown Shrike

Identifying Features: black mask through eyes, white underparts, brown upper-parts, reddish tail

Fun Facts:

  • 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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