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Woodchat shrike

Lanius senator


Distinctive and well-marked shrike. Male has chestnut crown and nape with upperparts otherwise black except for white markings on wings and shoulder and white rump; underparts white.


Favours open country and farmland scattered with scrub. Often perches on wire fences.


This is a male, first shrike I've seen.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Aug 3, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012


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