Fiscal Shrike

This is a fairly distinctive 21–-23 cm long passerine with white underparts and black upperparts extending from the top of the head down to the tail. The bird has a characteristic white 'V' on the back and a relatively long black tail with white outer feathers and white tips on the other feathers. The bill, eyes and legs are black. Adult male and female Common Fiscals are quite similar except for the rufous lower flank of the female. A western race is distinct in showing a clear white eyebrow.

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The Fiscal Shrike is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Description: The fiscal shrike is native to Africa, and is known for its predaceous habits. Source: S. G. Goodrich Animal Kingdom Illustrated Vol 2 (New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859)2:115 Keywords: predator, africa, shrike, fiscal, bird, avian, passeres Copyright: 2009, Florida Center for Instructional Technology. See license. More

Otherwise also referred to as Fiscal Shrike, it is found through most of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is also sometimes named a Jacky Hanger due to its habit of impaling its prey on acacia thorns to store the food for later consumption. Size 21-23 cm Identification This is a fairly distinctive perching bird with white underparts and black upperparts extending from the top of the head down to the tail. More

Fiscal Shrike - Lanius collaris Travel Writer: EcoTravel Africa � Fiscal shrikes have a wide choice of habitats, and they are quite comfortable in the presence of people. They are common in most areas of the southern African subregions, and can often be seen along roadsides, perched on a wire or a tree. More

Fiscal Shrike, as well as "Jacky Hanger" due to its habit of impaling its prey on acacia thorns to store the food for later consumption. Identification This is a fairly distinctive 21" More

The Grey Back Fiscal Shrike is found in the following park(s): » Tsavo East National Park » Tsavo West National Park Blogs and Videos BUY A SAFARI CARDSafari Card SUPPORT CONSERVATIONSupport Conservation Bookmark and Share Facebook Vision 2030 RELATED LINKS * AEC POSITION STATEMENT ON ELEPHANTS AT CoP15 _2_ * Amboseli West kili Magadi Natron 2010 census report * Animal Adoption Form * Conservation and Management Strategy More

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Jacky Hangman and Fiscal Shrike – all indicate something of the unpopularity of this small predator whose methods of dealing with victims bear a close resemblance to those of the fiskaal – an official or taxman of the Dutch East India company. This civil servant would arrive to collect the year end (fiscal) taxes wearing black and white that mirrors the birds plumage, viciously preying on people’s money and leaving them ‘out to dry’. More

Fiscal Shrike - Lanius Collaris Not all species of birds are territorial. Some are nomadic or live in large communities. Others can change strategy in response to surroundings and some species display different forms of territoriality within a population. Fiscal Shrikes in KwaZulu Natal, hold territories ranging from 0.4 hectares to more than 10 hectares in extent and usually a pair will remain in residence throughout the year. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Laniidae
Genus : Lanius
Species : collaris
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766