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Gallery - Shrikes

[RSPB red conservation status][More information about Red-backed Shrike][redbshrike3]Red-backed Shrike (Lanius colluno)

A summer visitor from southern Africa.Feeds on large insects, such as grass hoppers as well assmall birds, mammals and reptiles.

[More information about Great Grey Shrike][greatgreyshrike13]Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

Widespread in open country where it perches on the top of bushes, small trees or wires. It summers from the artic to the Mediterranean.

[woodchatshrike4]Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

The regions only Shrike with a rich chestnut crown and nape. Found in scattered trees, bushy countryside, orchards and woods. Rare visitor to the UK.

[isabellineshrike6]Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)

Breeds in Mongolia and Western China, rare vagrant in UK.

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