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Philippine Brown Shrike

Lanius cristatus lucionensis

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Just one more comment Jolly, please do not copy/paste excerpts from other websites into the text fields, you should use the reference fields for that purpose.
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Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Thanks Malcolm Wilton-Jones for the ID.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Joshua, you did not come up with that identification therefore you should not be making an ID suggestion. You thought it was something else, you were told why it was wrong. Malcolm identified this bird, not you.

JoshuaGSmith 8 years ago

Thank you immensely! It's crazy how different subspecies can be. I really appreciate your research.

Lanius schach nasutus, the Long-tailed Shrike of the Philippines has an all-black head but this bird does not. It also has a longer tail than this one.
This one does look very like Lanius cristatus lucionensis, the Philippine Brown Shrike.

JoshuaGSmith 8 years ago

It's not a Tiger, Brown, or Mountain Shrike because of the long tail, rufous coloration far up the body, and black "mask".

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Or a Red-backe shrike (Lanius collurio). Any expert on bird Identification? Help needed. Thanks SukanyaDatta and Achmad Ridha Junaid for the info.

It looks like Brown Shike (Lanius cristatus)

SukanyaDatta 8 years ago

This is a Shrike.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Thanks Hema. I never thought you would notice my absence. Just got busy taking care of my ageing mother.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

welcome back!

Jolly Ibañez
Spotted by
Jolly Ibañez

Zamboanga City, Basilan, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 9, 2015
Submitted on Apr 9, 2015

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