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Great Grey Shrike

Lanius meridionalis


This medium-sized migratory passerine eats large insects, small birds and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder".


It breeds in southeastern Europe and into Asia. This species prefers dry open lowlands, and is prominent on telephone wires.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Thanks Sachin! The comment about them being found in telephone cables is very funny (copied from Wikipedia) because in fact is true. A couple days later I saw more of these, and guess where were they?

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


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Torrevieja, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012

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