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