Saturday, February 6, 2010

22. Long Tailed Shrike

Also called the Rufous-backed Shrike
Sighted: 25th January 2010
Location: Kulgi Nature Camp, Dandeli
Length: About 17 - 18 cm long.
Male: Has a very long tail with rufous edges. The underparts are white, but with rufous flanks. The bill and legs are nearly black.

A common resident breeder throughout the Indomalayan ecozone from Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indian peninsula except eastern states, to New Guinea, found on bushes in scrubby areas and cultivation. Winter visitor to southern areas such as southeast India and Sri Lanka.

Info from Wikipedia
Picture is mine

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