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Shrikes
   
   

Fig 1 : Long-tailed Shrike
 

Fig 2 : Long-tailed Shrike - sub-adult

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Fig 3 : Brown Shrike - male
 


Fig 4 : Brown Shrike - female
 


Fig 5 : Brown Shrike - sub-adult

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Fig 6 : Tiger Shrike - male
 

Fig 7 : Tiger Shrike - female
 

Fig 8 : Tiger Shrike - sub-adult
 

 






 

Small, insectivorous birds of the Laniidae family. Their sharp, hooked bills help to grip struggling prey which are sometimes impaled on thorns for later consumption. Many shrikes are regular migrants to Southeast Asia during the northern winter. 

Link: Wikipedia

Fig 1 :
Long-tailed Shrike
Lanius schach
Location : Ipoh, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Grassland, with scattered shrubs and young trees.

Fig 2 :
Long-tailed Shrike - sub-adult
Lanius schach
Location : Ipoh, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Grassland, with scattered shrubs and young trees.

Fig 3 :
Brown Shrike -
male
Lanius cristatus
Location : Ipoh, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Grassland, with scattered shrubs and young trees.

Fig 4 :
Brown Shrike -
female
Lanius cristatus
Location : Kranji, Singapore
Habitat : Grassland

Fig 5 :
Brown Shrike -
sub-adult
Lanius cristatus
Location : West Coast, Singapore
Habitat : Grassland
Notes :
Consuming a Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus.

Fig 6 :
Tiger Shrike - male
Lanius tigrinus
Location : Gunung Arong, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Lowland forest

Fig 7 :
Tiger Shrike - female
Lanius tigrinus
Location : Fraser's Hill, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Lower montane, primary rainforest

Fig 8 :
Tiger Shrike -
sub-adult
Lanius tigrinus
Location : Sungei Buloh, Singapore
Habitat : Mangrove