Thursday 17 August 2023

Long-tailed Shrike

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach, 棕背伯劳). Picture taken at Xianjia Lake (咸嘉湖).

They are often easy to find as they are inclined to perch on bare branches and open posts and are very vocal: their abrasive speech is hard to miss. They are also vivacious hunters, cunning mimics, and they steal from other birds.

Long-tailed Shrike at Xianjia Lake