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Philippine Shrike

Lanius cristatus lucionensis


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


Rural garden.


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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