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|(sub)species of the Izabelline Shrike.|
according to some (e.g. Worfolk 2000, Dutch Birding) isabellinus (Daurian Shrike), phoenicuroides (Turkestan Shrike) and arenarius (Chinese Shrike) represent full species: Turkestan shrike was regularly encountered in the eastern parts of Kyrgyzstan, e.g. at eastern parts Son Kul and Jeti Ögüz; males e.g. recognizibale by dark appearance, contrasting, rufous crown, obvious broad white eyebrow contrasting with black facial mask, starting well before the eye
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- [2008-01-21 0:21]
You got a nice Izabelline Shrike.
Perched on top of the tree. Good contrast of bird's plumage color with blue BG and green leaves.