Species Details

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Bay-backed Shrike Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lanius vittatus
Family : Laniidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Bay-backed Shrike is a small bird with a pale crown and maroon back.It looks variegated with black,white and maroon from above and white from below.It has a black forecrown extendeing as a mask from the eyes and ear-coverts.Th female is distinguished from the male by a narrower black band on the forecrown.Both sexes have brown irises,dark horn-brown bill,legs and feet.The juvenile is pale buffish from its underparts with distinct dark bars and pale breast and flanks are evident in them.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sander Bot(www.xeno-canto.org/Sander Bot), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.