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Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio

Description:

This 16–18 cm (approx. 6.3–7.1 inches) long migratory bird eats large insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder." This practice has earned it the nickname of "butcher bird

1 Species ID Suggestions

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 11 years ago
Red-backed Shrike
Lanius collurio Red-backed Shrike


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6 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 10 years ago

Thank You @Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Nice series !

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago

Yes, this site is really useful to know these things so when wildlife other countries

JenKnight
JenKnight 11 years ago

one of my favorite things about this site is the backgrounds in photos and seeing far off countries though the eyes of the wildlife (and photographers)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago

Thank You So Much :-)

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 11 years ago

Great spotting, Ali! It's a red-backed shrike.

Ali Hemati Pour
Spotted by
Ali Hemati Pour

فارس‎, Iran

Spotted on Apr 26, 2013
Submitted on Apr 26, 2013

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