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Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-10 0:32
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Points: 2
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Brown Shrike
Size: 19 cm

Small but stocky, warm brown shrike with powerful bill. Itís can be distinguished from the Rufuos ĖTailed by large head and neck, larger bill (pale in female), con-colorous, darker brown under parts and more graduated tail. It has a warm rufous-brown from crown to tail. It has a black eye mask (in male only), deep buff below with whiter cheeks and throat. Itís also has a more prominent white supercilia.

Noisy. Grating call similar to Rufous-tailed and chattering song.

Inhabits forest edges, thick scrub and open woodland. It is similar to Rufous-tailed in habits but also hunts within bushes. It can be very territorial and quite tame. Sometimes feeds after dark.

A common winter visitor throughout the island.

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Hello Ang! Amazing bird, very interesting info, wonderful capture and exposure, good light and bright, very good contrast and sharp. Well done!

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