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Philippine Shrike

Lanius cristatus lucionensis

Description:

Its genus name, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher". Like other shrikes they sometimes impale their prey on thorns.

Habitat:

Rural garden.

Notes:

It is a migratory bird that breed in temperate Asia and migrate to their winter quarters in tropical Asia not in flock but alone. The Philippine shrike (local names: tarat or pakis-kis), breeds in Korea and eastern China and comes to the Philippines during winter, yes alone.

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Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 30, 2019
Submitted on Oct 1, 2019

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