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Brown Shrike#3(Lanius cristatus)


Brown Shrike#3(Lanius cristatus)
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Copyright: Luis Limchiu (sle2006) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 75] (603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D REBEL, 75-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 21:50
Viewed: 3985
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
They so many of them this time of the year it's hard to avoid taking pics of them. But aren't they always cute?
The Brown Shrike, The Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus, is a small passerine bird in the shrike family. It was formerly often considered conspecific with the closely-related Red-backed Shrike, L. collurio, and Isabelline Shrike, L. isabellinus.

This bird breeds across central and eastern Asia. It is migratory, wintering south to India, southeast Asia and Indonesia. A wide range of habitats is used for breeding, from taiga and deciduous forest to semi-desert. It builds its nest in a tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.

In winter, Brown Shrike is found in secondary forest, often close to human habitation. This species is a rare vagrant to Europe, and has been recorded in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The food is mainly insects and small birds and mammals, caught by a sally from a prominent perch. This is a typical shrike hunting technique.

Brown Shrike is a small shrike. Like its relatives, it is long-tailed, and perches quite upright. The adult male's upper parts and crown are darkish brown. The face is white with the typical shrike black "bandit-mask" through the eye. Underparts are yellowish buff, although the hues vary somewhat between the different races., is a small passerine bird in the shrike family. It was formerly often considered conspecific with the closely-related Red-backed Shrike, L. collurio, and Isabelline Shrike, L. isabellinus.

This bird breeds across central and eastern Asia. It is migratory, wintering south to India, southeast Asia and Indonesia. A wide range of habitats is used for breeding, from taiga and deciduous forest to semi-desert. It builds its nest in a tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.

In winter, Brown Shrike is found in secondary forest, often close to human habitation. This species is a rare vagrant to Europe, and has been recorded in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The food is mainly insects and small birds and mammals, caught by a sally from a prominent perch. This is a typical shrike hunting technique.

Brown Shrike is a small shrike. Like its relatives, it is long-tailed, and perches quite upright. The adult male's upper parts and crown are darkish brown. The face is white with the typical shrike black "bandit-mask" through the eye. Underparts are yellowish buff, although the hues vary somewhat between the different races.Source wikipedia


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Hi Luis,
I think this little bird is very nice and you gave us some interesting info about it. It seems to me that this picture is a bit OE and it is not sharp as it could be... How did you process it? Anyway, well done on the effort and nice presentation. Kee on posting and see you!
claudine

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