Other Names: Great Gray Shrike
Distribution: Poorly understood. Northern boreal forests worldwide in summer; temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in eastern Europe.
Size: 22-26 cm in length with a 30-34 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Pale gray above and white below, with faint barring on the undersides, and a bold black mask ending at the beak. The tail is black with white edges. Juveniles are browner overall. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.