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Tiger Shrike

Tiger Shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: T H Su (suleesia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 129] (1924)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF300mm f2.8 + 2XTC, Digital ISO-100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 8:06
Viewed: 3699
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tiger Shrike, juvenile.
The Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus is a small passerine bird which belongs to the shrike family. It breeds in open woodland and farmland with scattered trees in China, Korea, Japan and the Russian Far East. It winters mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia. It has a wide distribution and is not considered threatened although it has declined recently in Japan.

It feeds on small animals especially insects. It typically hunts from a perch at the forest edge. The breeding season is from May to July. 3-6 eggs are laid in a nest high in a tree.

The Tiger Shrike is reddish-brown above with blackish bars. The underparts are white and it has a black mask and grey crown and nape. Females are duller in colour than the males. Young birds lack the grey and black head markings and are similar to the juvenile Brown Shrike.

Notes taken from Wikipedia.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2006-09-27 9:10]

Excellent picture. I really like the composition and the pose of the bird.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-27 9:41]

Very nice sharp shot of a bird new to me - shrikes are fascinating. I particularly like the details and the brown colours of feathers and wood - good composition!
TFS, Ulla

Nice shot, Ken!
Details and colours are good. Well framed and nice pose.

Great shot of this guy. saw several on my recent trip through Thailand, they have a very squaky call.
Lovely POV as usual, well done.

Very nice image. Lovely eye contact. The colours give a very nice warm mood to the image. Fill flash is so subtle I can't really detect it at all.
Nice one.

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