Gray-capped Shrike

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

The Gray-capped Shrike is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

* Gray-capped Shrike, Lanius validirostris * Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus * Chinese Gray Shrike, Lanius sphenocercus * Gray-backed Fiscal, Lanius excubitoroides * Long-tailed Fiscal, Lanius cabanisi * Taita Fiscal, Lanius dorsalis * Somali Fiscal, Lanius somalicus * Mackinnon's Shrike, Lanius mackinnoni * Common Fiscal, Lanius collaris More

* Gray-capped Shrike Lanius validirostris (E) Drongos - Order: Passeriformes Family: Dicruridae The drongos are mostly are black or dark grey in colour, sometimes with metallic tints. They have long forked tails, and some Asian species have elaborate tail decorations. They have short legs and sit very upright whilst perched, like a shrike. They flycatch or take prey from the ground. More

F GRAY-CAPPED SHRIKE LANIUS VALIDIROSTRIS Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus F BALICASSIAO DICRURUS BALICASSIUS Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus Slender-billed Crow Corvus enca (Palawan and Sierra Madre) Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis F Short-tailed Starling Aplonis minor F APO MYNA BASILORNIS MIRANDA F COLETO SARCOPS CALVUS Common More

Gray-capped Shrike Lanius validirostris = Described by: Ogilvie-Grant (1894) Alternate common name(s): Mountain Shrike, Grey-capped Shrike, Strong-billed Shrike Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Mount Polis, Luzon, Philippines - Mar, 2007 More

GRAY-CAPPED SHRIKE AKA MOUNTAIN SHRIKE (LANIUS VALIDIROSTRIS)-NEAR THREATENED Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) We did so well in the morning and the trail was so useless that we decided to drive to Tuguegereo that night to be ready for the big expedition the next morning. Even though we arrived early, everything wasn More

GRAY-CAPPED SHRIKE AKA MOUNTAIN (LANIUS VALIDIROSTRIS)-One Mt. Polis, LUZON 294. Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)-Common PALAWAN 295. BALICASSIAO (Dicrurus balicassius)-ssp. mirabilis with white belly seen on CEBU and NEGROS, ssp.balicassius common on LUZON 296. Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)-SMany seen BOHOL, PICOP in MINDANAO 297. Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus)-Few seen in PALAWAN 298. White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus)-Few seen flying in open areas especially in PALAWAN, BOHOL, PICOP in MINDANAO 299. More

Gray-capped Shrike Lanius validirostris = Mount Polis, Luzon, Philippines - Mar, 2007 More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Laniidae
Genus : Lanius
Species : validirostris
Authority : Ogilvie-Grant, 1894