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Long-tailed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike

 

The Long-tailed Shrike or Rufous-backed Shrike (Lanius schach) is a member of the bird family Laniidae, the shrikes. They are found widely distributed across Asia and there are variations in plumage across the range. The species ranges across much of Asia, both on the mainland and the eastern archipelagos. They have a long and narrow black tail, have a black mask and forehead, rufous rump and flanks and a small white patch on the shoulder. They favour dry open habitats and found perched prominently atop a bush or on a wire. The dark mask through the eye is broad and covers the forehead in most subspecies and the whole head is black in subspeciestricolor and nasutus. The tail is narrow and graduated with pale rufous on the outer feathers.

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