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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

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...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
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