Brown shrike (Lanius cristatus)
- 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.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (June, 2009)