Brown Shrike (Female) – Natural Bird Sound

Brown Shrike (Female) – Natural Bird Sound

The brown shrike is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. It is closely related to the red-backed shrike and isabelline shrike. The genus name, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for “butcher”, and some shrikes are also known as “butcher birds” because of their feeding habits.

The body length is 17-20 cm. Iris dark brown. Mouth stubby, apex downturned, black, base grey. Feet grey-black.

The male forehead and top of the head are gray, the nape, upper back, and shoulders are gray-brown, and the lower back and waist are brown. The tail feathers are brownish red, the wings are dark brown, and the feather edges are light brown. The eyebrow line is pale white, and the front of the eyes, around the eyes and behind the ears is thick black. Cheeks, throat, chest, belly white, chest side, flank orange-yellow.

The female is similar to the male, but with small dark brown scaly transverse spots on the thorax and flanks.

Breeds in southeastern Siberia, northeastern China and central China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and migrates to India, southern China, Indochina Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and other places to keep warm in winter.

Video Source: 紅尾伯勞(灰頭紅尾伯勞)/Brown Shrike from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY