Brown Shrike

Female Brown ShrikeDistribution: Northern Asia from Mongolia to Siberia and winters in South Asia, Myanmar and the Malay Peninsula.  Breed in temperate Asia. Winter in tropical Asia.  Rare in Europe and vagrants have been reported in Canada and the USA.

 

Description:   Upper plumage mostly brown, with a distinctive black "bandit-mask" through the eyes (paler in the winter), with a white brow over it.  Below creamy with rufous flanks and abdomen.  Tail rounded.  Females usually have fine scalloping below and their masks are dark brown and not as well defined as the males'.

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Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alaska
aleutians
california
nova scotia
pacific coast
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
buff
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
shrikes - laniidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species