Masked Shrike

Since this is a short-range migrant, a bird in Scotland in October 2004 was a remarkable example of vagrancy, though a second British record occurred on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly in November 2006.

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

The Masked Shrike, Lanius nubicus, is a member of the shrike family Laniidae. It breeds in southeastern Europe and the eastern end of the Mediterranean, with a separate population in western Iran. It is a common species in Turkey, Cyprus, Israel and Syria. It is migratory, wintering in northeast Africa. Since this is a short-range migrant, a bird in Scotland in October 2004 was a remarkable example of vagrancy, though a second British record occurred on St. More

The Masked Shrike by Brandon McKinneyThe Masked Shrike by Brandon McKinneyDiana's life was changed forever the day former WWI ace 'Hap' Logan landed his bright yellow Curtiss Jenny in a field on the O'Dare farm. Haunted by personal demons, Hap requested a job as a farmhand, parked his airplane in a barn, and gave up his barnstorming career. More

Videos and images previous Masked shrike imageMale masked shrike providing female with food at nest © G. Robbrecht / www.ardea. More

Masked Shrike in Fife, October 2004 My car was out of action on the Saturday, but I planned the trip to Barrow the following day to see the Dusky Warbler. However when news broke of a juvenile Masked Shrike at Kilrenny in Fife my plans were suitably changed! Darren picked me up early morning on the Sunday and we picked up Colin en route. We arrived at Kilrenny by late morning and soon found the hundreds of birders watching the bird. More

In: Masked Shrike Ca: Capsigrany emmascarat Da: Masketornskade De: Maskenwürger Es: Alcaudón enmascarado Fi: valko-otsalepinkäinen Fr: Pie-grièche masquée It: Averla mascherata Nl: Maskerklauwier No: Hvitpannevarsler Pt: Picanço da Núbio Sv: Masktörnskata US: Masked Shrike Ru: Маскированный сорокопут Bird News Extra subscribers should log in to view an enhanced species page. More

According to our agents, the Masked Shrike has landed in present-day Paragon City due to some kind of magical ritual, but the specifics are unknown at this time. Her former teammates have arrived with her. Their presence here has had a minimal impact on Crey operations, but we believe it's only a matter of time before they become a threat. Our operatives have hd some run-ins with the Shrike, but her attention seems focused on the Council for now. More

Masked Shrike breeds in open woodland and cultivated country. The nest is built in a tree and 4-7 eggs are laid. The male Masked Shrike is a striking bird, with black and white plumage and orange flanks. This medium-sized passerine is the smallest shrike at 17-18cm in length. Its upperparts, crown, long tail and wings are mainly black; there are large white patches on the wings which are conspicuous in flight. More

Masked Shrike - Definition = Masked Shrike Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Laniidae Genus: Lanius Species: nubicus Binomial name Lanius nubicus More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Laniidae
Genus : Lanius
Species : nubicus
Authority : Lichtenstein, 1823