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Long-tailed shrike

Lanius schach erythronotus


A striking small shrike with a long tail, rufous edges, white underparts, a black mask and pearl grey head.


Scrubby area in open forest.


This bird was spotted from a distance in the Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India. Single individual.

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Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 12 years ago

That's cool.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

I went against the tricolor race: wrong head colour.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Oops, I meant Gordon!

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Thanks Peter! I think you're right: it looks exactly like the described tricolor race of Lanius schach. See if anybody else can confirm and I'll edit accordingly.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 12 years ago

A long-tailed shrike (Lanius schach) possibly? See for more information. Surely looks like some of our North American shrikes. Beautiful bird; great photo!

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Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Dec 23, 2006
Submitted on Apr 17, 2011

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