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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...

Taita Fiscal
2008-10-18 12:31:16

The Taita Fiscal (Lanius dorsalis) is a member of the shrike family. This is an African species. It is found from southeastern Sudan and southern Ethiopia to northeastern Tanzania. Its habitat is dry open thornbush and acacia and other dry open woodland. The Taita Fiscal is 8.25 inches in length and is fairly unique. It has white underparts and a black crown, hind neck and wings. The back is...

Long-tailed Fiscal
2008-10-18 12:28:34

The Long-tailed Fiscal (Lanius cabanisi) is a species of bird found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It perches in the open and is frequently seen waving its long tail from side to side excitedly. It is difficult to miss these birds as they seem to perch on every available telegraph pole and wire. This is a noisy, obvious bird which can often be seen in...

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...

Bull-headed Shrike
2008-10-18 12:11:56

The Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus) is a passerine bird found in eastern Asia. It breeds in north-east China, Korea, Japan and far-eastern Russia. Northern birds migrate south for the winter with a few reaching southern China. The isolated race L. b. sicarius is found only in the mountains of Gansu Province in west-central China. Its habitat is farmland and woodland edges. It also can be...

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...

Polynesian Triller
2008-09-12 16:44:08

The Polynesian Triller (Lalage maculosa), is a passerine bird belonging to the triller genus Lalage in the cuckoo-shrike family Campephagidae. It has numerous subspecies distributed across the islands of the south-west Pacific. The breeding range extends through Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands. It occurs in a wide variety of habitats including...

Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike
2008-09-12 16:06:13

The Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina lineata), also called the Barred Cuckoo-shrike, is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Photo Copyright and Credit

Common Woodshrike
2008-09-10 14:36:50

The Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus), is a species in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae. The woodshrikes were occassionally formerly placed in the Campephagidae (cuckoo shrikes). Photo Copyright and Credit

Southern White-crowned Shrike
2008-09-10 14:17:43

The Southern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens), is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna. Photo Copyright and Credit

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