Tiger Shrikes aka Thick-billed Shrike

 
Tiger Shrike Female
Shrikes
 

The Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus - also known as Thick-billed Shrike - is a small passerine bird which belongs to the shrike family.

 

Distribution / Range

It breeds in open woodland and farmland with scattered trees in China, Korea, Japan and the Russian Far East. It winters mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia. It has a wide distribution and is not considered threatened although it has declined recently in Japan.

 

Diet / Feeding

It feeds on small animals especially insects. It typically hunts from a perch at the forest edge.

 

Breeding / Nesting

The breeding season is from May to July. 3-6 eggs are laid in a nest high in a tree.

 

Tiger Shrikes Description

The Tiger Shrike is reddish-brown above with blackish bars. The underparts are white and it has a black mask and grey crown and nape.

Females are duller in colour than the males.

Young birds lack the grey and black head markings and are similar to the juvenile Brown Shrike.

 

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