Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

Description: Males can be recognized by their ashen grey head top and rump, broad black stripe across the eye, brown back and wing roots, black tail and wingtips (there is plenty of white on the lateral tail feathers). The under-parts are white, with yellow ocher flanks. Females are greyish brown, with a characteristic scaly pattern of brown bars on the light breast.

Habitat: It is a common bird in the wood skirts, bush thickets of river valleys, edges of fields and meadows, gardens and parks. It avoids closed deep woods.

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Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

Description: One of the largest shrikes in our fauna, it is the size of a smaller thrush (mass under 75 gr), but longer-tailed. The upper-parts are ashen grey, and the under-parts are white and a tinge greyish. The wings, tail and stripe across the eye are black. In the wings, 1-2 white flickers stand out, and the edge tail feathers are almost pure white.

Habitat: This very widespread bird resides in most of Europe, central and northern parts of Asia – from wooded tundra in the north through toIndia in the south.

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