Saturday 9 December 2023

Tiger Shrike

Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus, 虎纹伯劳).

Most shrikes are extroverts: they are loud, often perch out in the open and are unfazed by human activity provided it is neither too boisterous nor too close. The tiger shrike is an exception: it is a shy bird. I have only seen them here at early hours or in cool rainy weather, when people were conspicuously absent.

Tiger Shrike in Changsha