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Great Grey Shrike

(Lanius excubitor)
Alternate name(s): "Iberian Grey Shrike"; race "pallidirostris": "Steppe Grey Shrike"
Size: ca. 25 cm


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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Great Grey Shrike at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Race "aucheri"


Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Great Grey Shrike; despite the poor quality of the photo, the characteristic white patch on the bird's wing suggests that the identification is correct
[Near Ras Al-Hadd, May 2010]

Slightly different posture, showing more fawn colour from the front
[Near Ras Al-Hadd, May 2010]

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