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Copyright: parthasarathi Sengupta (parthasarathi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 166 W: 0 N: 330] (1314)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Sigma 170-500mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-22 7:49
Viewed: 3299
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
LONG-TAILED SHRIKE: This small-medium size (10 inches or 25 cm) bird with grey crown and nape, pale rufous lower back and vent, buff under parts and prominent black band over the eyes like a musk is fairly common in India other than some parts of North-east region. The bird, also known as Rufous-backed and Black-headed Shrike (In eastern part of India the crown and nape is also black) or Lanius schach has strong hooked bill and long tail. Normally found in open lightly wooded scrub country, this species feed on grasshopper, large insects, lizard even small mice or birds. The birds can utter variety of calls, also expert in mimicry. In Delhi the birds can be located around the low lands beside Yamuna River and Asola.
Some other names are: In Hindi- Kajla latora; Tamil- Kattu kuruvi; Bengali- Kajal Pakhi.
Form: 'Walking With The Birds In Delhi'

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so that is a shrike..I have seen only drawings...as far as I remember... It is in your unique style as a journalist as well..Very nicely seen...glad to see you posting!

Hi Parthasarathi,

Great capture of Long-tailed Shrike with excellent pose and composition, sharp details.



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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-23 2:32]

Hello Partha Sir For a moment I thought it has twisted its leg. Then carefully.. can see its legs. The fella seem to be enjoying the weather. Nice shot. Ganesh

Hi Mr. Partha,
A nice capture of this beautiful long tailed shrike. Very good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-24 2:53]

Hi Parthada,
Wonderful shot of this birdie perched up there. Very impressive sharpness and colours with perfect lighting. I like the surrounding and its attentive pose. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Dear Dada,
very well captured photograph of long tailed shrike. TFS.

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