Grey-backed Shrike

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

whether it was a Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus (which I suspected) or a Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus. Thai birding legend Dr Phil Round kindly cleared up any confusion with an email saying, “Your bird is a Grey-backed Shrike. Not enough of an eyebrow and white on the forecrown for Brown Shrike. Although in moult, the tail is proportionately too short for Brown. More

The Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Lanius tephronotus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. Stub icon This songbird-related article is a stub. More

Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus) is a resident and winter visitor in Himalayas and north-east India. More

The Grey-backed shrike is a resident and winter visitor to North and North Eastern parts of India. It is common to see them perched on tall grass and bushes, constantly looking out for moving prey - primarily insects, lizards etc. Because of this behaviour of theirs, they are categorized as sit-and-wait predators. The open grasslands of the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places to observe and photograph the Grey-backed Shrike in NE India. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Laniidae
Genus : Lanius
Species : tephronotus
Authority : (Vigors, 1831)