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