Brown shrike (Lanius cristatus)

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Brown shrike perched on branch
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Like all true shrikes, the brown shrike is a sit-and-wait predator, hunting from a perch.
  • Brown shrikes have been known to defend a feeding territory, from which it will drive away other birds.
  • Brown shrikes mainly eat invertebrates, but have been reported to feed on reptiles and amphibians as well.
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Brown shrike description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyLaniidae
GenusLanius (1)

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Brown shrike status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Brown shrike perched on branch  
Brown shrike perched on branch

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