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The isabelline shrike or Daurian shrike is a member of the shrike family . It was previously considered conspecific with the red-backed shrike and red-tailed shrike.


This migratory medium-sized passerine eats large insects, small birds, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a larder. It breeds in open cultivated country, preferably with thorn bushes.

The plumage is isabelline, the sandy.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by DR_M_Z
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Uploaded Apr 26, 2019. Captured Mar 6, 2019 05:28 in Unnamed Road, Madhya Pradesh 454010, India.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/10.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO898
  • 500mm