Lanius excubitor  Birds,Geotagged,Israel,Southern Grey Shrike Species intro

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The Southern Grey Shrike, ''Lanius meridionalis'', is a member of the shrike family.

It is closely related to the Great Grey Shrike, ''Lanius excubitor'', with which it used to be considered conspecific; where they co-occur, they do not interbreed and are separated by choice of habitat.

The race ''L. m. meridionalis'' is resident in southern Europe and north Africa. It is slightly smaller and darker than the Great Grey Shrike, and prefers dry open country.

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Similar species: Passeriformes
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Feb 18, 2012. Captured Feb 10, 2012 in Tamar Kamal Amar, Julis, Israel.
  • NIKON D3X
  • f/3.2
  • 1/800s
  • ISO200
  • 400mm