Sunday, 9 February 2014

Red-tailed Shrike

Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides
Lake Chelekcheka, Ethiopia
12 January 2014

     Formerly considered a subspecies of Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus,
and now elevated to full species status, this Red-tailed Shrike was perched atop a thorny bush along the shoreline of the lake. It spends the winter in the Horn of Africa whence it migrates to breed in central Asia.


  1. The Shrike is a bird that I had too. Never my lens Nice that you do have it and how. Nice to see that the tree :-)

  2. I have only ever seen Northern Shrike. I would love to see other shrikes. They are neat birds.