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Common Fiscal
2008-10-18 12:34:12

The Common Fiscal (Lanius collaris) also known as the Fiscal Shrike, or "Jacky Hanger", is a member of the shrike family found through most of Sub-Saharan Africa. It has a wide range of habitats from grassland to acacia or woodland. It avoids very dense areas where it is impaired by hunting. This is a unique 8.25 to 9 inch passerine with white underparts and black upperparts that extend from...

Gray-backed Shrike
2008-10-18 12:22:47

The Gray-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Photo Copyright and Credit

Brown Shrike
2008-10-18 12:17:28

The Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a small passerine bird found in central and eastern Asia. It is migratory, wintering south to India, southeast Asia and Indonesia. Its habitat is taiga, deciduous forest and semi-desert. In winter it may be found close to human habitation in secondary forests. This bird is small. Like its relatives, it has a long tail and perches upright. The adult male...

Tiger Shrike
2008-10-18 11:53:43

The Tiger Shrike or Thick-billed Shrike (Lanius tigrinus) is a small passerine bird which is found in wooded habitats across eastern Asia. Its habitat is woodland, forest edges and farmland with scattered trees in lowland areas. It is found in eastern China, Korea, Japan (northern and central Honshū) and the Russian Far East. It winters mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia. It has a wide...

Great Grey Shrike
2006-03-23 11:59:10

The Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a member of the shrike family Laniidae. It is found throughout much of northern Europe and Asia during times of breeding and winters further south in those continents. It is known in North America as the Northern Shrike; it breeds in northern Canada and Alaska and winters south to the northern USA. There is a very similar resident southern European...

Long-tailed Shrike
2006-03-23 11:24:12

The Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach) is a member of the bird family Laniidae. It is a common native breeder throughout the Indomalayan ecozone from Kazakhstan and Afghanistan through India to New Guinea, found on bushes in scrubby areas and cultivation. It somewhat resembles the grey shrikes, such as the Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis) sharing the pearl grey head and mantle and...

Bay-backed Shrike
2006-03-23 11:12:31

The Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) is a member of the bird family Laniidae. This widespread resident breeder is found mainly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, but has recently been recorded from Sri Lanka. It constructs its nest in bushes in scrubby areas and cultivation, laying 3-5 eggs. This small shrike measures an average of 17cm. It is maroon-brown above with a pale rump and...

Isabelline Shrike
2006-03-22 16:56:22

The Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) is a member of the shrike family Laniidae. It is the eastern equivalent of the Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio with which it used to be considered conspecific. The Isabelline Shrike breeds throughout south Siberia and central Asia (race L. i. phoenicuroides) as well as China (race L. i. Isabellinus. Both winter in the tropics. It breeds in...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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