Wednesday, December 5, 2012

long-tailed shrike in nepal

Long tailed Shrike is found over different places of Asia. They have a long and narrow black tail, have a black mask and forehead, rufous rump and flanks and a small white patch on the shoulder. A small amount of white is present at the base of the wings. Both sexes look alike. They are found in scrub, grassland and open land under cultivation. They feed on lizards, large insects, small birds, fishes, small snakes and rodents. Their nest is a deep and loose cup made up of thorny twigs, rags and hair. The breeding season is in summer and female one lays clutch is about 3 to 6 eggs which are incubated by both sexes. They are seen in chitwan of Nepal.

Common Name: bhadrai, long tailed shrike
Scientific Name: Lanius schach erythronotus
Weight: around 52 grams
Color: black tail, have a black mask and forehead and white patch on the shoulder
Length: 22-26 cm

Image Source:Wikipedia

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