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Iberian Grey Shrike

(Lanius meridionalis)
German name(s): "Mittelmeer-Raubwürger"
Size: 24-25 cm; wing span 30-34 cm
Weight: 50-80 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Iberian Grey Shrike at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a resting Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2014]

Frontal view of an Iberian Grey Shrike; note the characteristic pinkish hue (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, April 2018]

Near-lateral view of an Iberian Grey Shrike; note the characteristic pinkish hue (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2016]

Lateral view of an Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, December 2018]

Lateral view of an Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2018]

Lateral view of an Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, September 2018]

Close-up lateral/ventral view of an Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2014]

Lateral view of an Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, December 2018]

Lateral view of a soaking wet Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, April 2014]

Near-dorsal view of an Iberian Grey Shrike calling from a high perch (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Sorraia River, Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, January 2018]

Dorsal view of an Iberian Grey Shrike (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2014]

Pair of Iberian Grey Shrikes in a dead tree top (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Sorraia River, Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, December 2018]

Behaviour

Just like other shrikes of the genus Lanius, Iberian Grey Shrikes are known to spike their prey on thorns for future consumption.

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