Shrike, Southern Grey


Name: Shrike, Southern Grey

Scientific name: Lanius meridionalis

Type: Shrike

Color: Black,Grey,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 18cm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder, Passage Migrant Winter Visitor


Upright, grey with black and white markings. Perches boldly on top of bush shrubs or other prominent perch. It resembles Lesser Grey Shrike but is distinguished in all cases by larger size, the longer bill and the relatively short wings (with very short primary projection). Wing bar often longer, tail also longer and more graduated. Juvenile and first winter birds looks like counterparts of Lesser Grey Shrike, underparts are usually barred more heavily.