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Red-backed shrike

Lanius collurio

Description:

16–18 cm (approx. 6.3–7.1 inches) long, the general colour of the male’s upper parts is reddish. It has a grey head and a typical shrike black stripe through the eye. Underparts are tinged pink, and the tail has a black and white pattern similar to that of a wheatear. In the female and young birds the upperparts are brown and vermiculated. Underparts are buff and also vermiculated.

Habitat:

Near the road in open countryside,with lots of shrubbery, nearby agricultural area and deciduous forest.

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2 Comments

Alex C.
Alex C. 3 years ago

Thank you, @triggsturner !

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Lovely series Alex.

Alex C.
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Alex C.

Romania

Spotted on Jun 4, 2018
Submitted on Jun 4, 2018

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